detrition


detrition
/di trish"euhn/, n.
the act of wearing away by rubbing.
[1665-75; < ML detrition- (s. of detritio), equiv. to L detrit(us) (ptp. of deterere; see DETRITUS) + -ion- -ION]

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  • Detrition — De*tri tion, n. [LL. detritio. See {Detriment}.] A wearing off or away. [1913 Webster] Phonograms which by process long continued detrition have reached a step of extreme simplicity. I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • détrition — [detʀisjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. Déb. XIXe; de détriter. ❖ ♦ Techn. Usure par frottement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • detrition — [dē trish′ən] n. [ML detritio: see DETRIMENT + ION] a wearing away or down by friction …   English World dictionary

  • détrition — (dé tri sion) s. f. Usure par frottement. •   Leur conservation [des coquilles fossiles] n est pas moins parfaite ; l on n y observe le plus souvent ni détrition ni ruptures, rien qui annonce un transport violent, CUVIER Révol. p. 14. ÉTYMOLOGIE… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • detrition — noun Date: 1674 a wearing off or away …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detrition — worn away by friction …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • detrition — noun attrition; erosion by friction See Also: detritus …   Wiktionary

  • detrition — A wearing away by use or friction. [L. de tero, pp. tritus, to rub off] * * * de·tri·tion di trish ən n a wearing off or away * * * n. the process of wearing away solid bodies (e.g. bones) by friction or use. * * * de·tri·tion (de trishґən)… …   Medical dictionary


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