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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ero·sion /ɪˈroʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ero·sion /ɪˈroʒən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ro·sion n.
 1. The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
 2. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
 3. 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (geology) 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: a gradual decline of something; "after the accounting
         scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the
      4: erosion by chemical action [syn: corrosion, corroding]