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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detrition  \De*tri"tion\,  n.  [LL.  detritio.  See  {Detriment}.] 
  A  wearing  off  or  away 
 
  Phonograms  which  by  process  long-continued  detrition 
  have  reached  a  step  of  extreme  simplicity.  --I.  Taylor 
  (The 
  Alphabet). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detrition 
  n  1:  erosion  by  friction  [syn:  {abrasion},  {attrition},  {corrasion}] 
  2:  the  wearing  down  of  rock  particles  by  friction  due  to  water 
  or  wind  or  ice  [syn:  {grinding},  {abrasion},  {attrition}] 
  3:  effort  expended  in  rubbing  one  object  against  another  [syn: 
  {friction},  {rubbing}] 




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