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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erosion  \E*ro"sion\,  n. 
  The  wearing  away  of  the  earth's  surface  by  any  natural 
  process.  The  chief  agent  of  erosion  is  running  water;  minor 
  agents  are  glaciers,  the  wind,  and  waves  breaking  against  the 
  coast. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erosion  \E*ro"sion\,  n.  [L.  erosio.  See  {Erode}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  operation  of  eroding  or  eating  away 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  eaten  away  corrosion;  canker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erosion 
  n  1:  the  mechanical  process  of  wearing  or  grinding  something  down 
  (as  by  particles  washing  over  it)  [syn:  {eroding},  {eating 
  away},  {wearing},  {wearing  away}] 
  2:  condition  in  which  the  earth's  surface  is  worn  away  by  the 
  action  of  water  and  wind 
  3:  erosion  by  chemical  action  [syn:  {corrosion},  {corroding}] 




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