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Definitions and Synonyms of erosion | Another word for erosion | What is erosion?

Definition 1: (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for erosion in the sense of this definition

(erosion is a kind of ...) (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

(... is a kind of erosion ) marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier

(... is a kind of erosion ) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

(... is a kind of erosion ) erosion by friction

(... is a kind of erosion ) the erosion of beaches

(... is a kind of erosion ) (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind

"a constant deflation of the desert landscape"

(... is a kind of erosion ) the process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced

(... is a kind of erosion ) the washing away of soil by the flow of water

(erosion belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 2: erosion by chemical action - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for erosion in the sense of this definition

(erosion is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of erosion ) the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

(... is a kind of erosion ) the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

Definition 3: a gradual decline of something - [noun denoting process]

Samples where erosion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors

(erosion is a kind of ...) change toward something smaller or lower

Definition 4: condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind - [noun denoting state]

(erosion is a kind of ...) the state of the environment

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