deterioration deterioration  /dɪ ˈtɪ ri ə ˌreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  2. (n) process of changing to an inferior state


  1. The good news is that there is a slowing in the rate of deterioration in the global economy.
  2. The most striking trend found in Liu's study is the deterioration of the strong tie between sex and marriage.
  3. Card companies are taking a hard look at customers' credit profiles, especially in the areas with the most house-price deterioration.


  1. Police: Drivers ignoring posted signs through construction project

    One of Windber's he aviest traveled roads is getting a makeover.  Crews are busy resurfacing a portion of Route 160 to prevent further deterioration from the heavy coal truck traffic, but the work is causing a major headache for drivers and police, who worry about serious accidents.  Route 160, or 21st Street, is the main road off Route 56 into the borough of Windber. Right now it's down to one ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WJAC 6 Johnstown

  2. Group seeks to keep company in Atchison

    Corporate earnings in a down year, possible attempted sale of the company and a deterioration of the corporate culture are some of the reasons for the recent power struggle between the Seaberg-Cray family and current MGPI leadership.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Joseph News-Press

  3. Australia Consumer Sentiment Recovers In June

    Australian consumer confidence rebounded in June after sharp deterioration in the past two months as their view of family finances improved markedly, a survey by Westpac and the Melbourne Institute revealed Wednesday. Still, households remained downbeat about the prospects of the broader economy, the survey found. The headline consumer confidence index rose 4.7 percent to 102.2 in June.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RTT News

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