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Meaning & Definition of Erosion in English

English

Erosion

/ɪroʊʒən/

noun

1. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

    synonym:
  • erosion
  • ,
  • eroding
  • ,
  • eating away
  • ,
  • wearing
  • ,
  • wearing away

2. Condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

    synonym:
  • erosion

3. A gradual decline of something

  • "After the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
    synonym:
  • erosion

4. Erosion by chemical action

    synonym:
  • corrosion
  • ,
  • corroding
  • ,
  • erosion