erosion erosion  /ɪ ˈroʊ ʒən/


  1. (n) (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  2. (n) condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
  3. (n) a gradual decline of something
  4. (n) erosion by chemical action


  1. The rising water is also causing rampant soil erosion, resulting in riverbank collapses and landslides along the shores of the Yangtze's tributaries.
  2. At least one set of statistics appears to confirm an erosion of the middle class, though hardly an upheaval.
  3. When properly designed and built, they can slow beach erosion.


  1. Vote coming Tuesday on Captiva erosion plan

    On the north end of Captiva, you can see the slope and divots from erosion. On Tuesday, it'll come down to what commissioners think Captivas beaches are worth.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

  2. Avon looks for help with erosion control

    Erosion along County Road 625 East at White Lick Creek is getting bad enough that officials here are looking for financial support from higher up. Specifically, the Army Corp of Engineers.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Hendricks County Flyer

  3. Slope erosion at Grace Lord Park in Boonton to be studied

    The Boonton Board of Aldermen again discussed a tentative plan to conduct a $131,000 study along Grace Lord Park’s 800 feet of slope erosion damage caused by Hurricane Irene almost two years ago.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

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  1. The Fed "will strongly resist an erosion of longer-term inflation expectations, as an unanchoring of those expectations would be destabilizing for growth as well as for inflation," Bernanke said.
    on Feb 2, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption," the Pope said.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

  3. ...and Vice President Joe Biden first presented the initiatives Jan. 25 as the White House set themes for the State of the Union address, with the president presenting a bold goal: "We need to reverse the overall erosion of middle-class...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

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