Meaning of EROSION in English

EROSION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

accelerated

It is this which has resulted in accelerated erosion .

We infer that they accumulated during periods of accelerated soil erosion .

For agriculture, the most significant result of accelerated soil erosion is a reduction in productivity.

coastal

Waxholme is on the coast and suffers badly from coastal erosion .

Exact positions of the 120 pegs will depend on the state of the beach due to the recent coastal erosion .

In 1816 the old church at Owthorne finally succumbed to the coastal erosion and its remnants disappeared into the sea.

further

Labour committee chairman Jim Skinner said he would be concerned by any further erosion of rail services.

This led to a further erosion of sectional loyalties.

Our goals are safety, income and to halt further erosion of principal.

Dole aides denied that he was being kept under wraps to prevent further erosion in his support.

gradual

Furthermore, long-standing untreated gonorrhoea and syphilis cause joint swelling and inflammation with the gradual erosion of complete joints in severe cases.

The condition is characterized by spinal cysts and the gradual erosion of spinal nerves.

Hence, since the late 1960s there has been a gradual erosion of the line between sales promotion and advertising.

marine

Coasts shaped by marine erosion . 2.

A series of such oscillations, aided perhaps by marine erosion , is probably an important cause of island formation.

A second contrast between subaerial and marine erosion is to be found in the relative importance of erosion and deposition.

Thus the coastline receives not only the products of marine erosion but also the waste derived from subaerial erosion.

Finally, it must be pointed out that the recession of a coastline is not merely the result of marine erosion .

serious

In fact, many of the occasional desert rainfalls are very light and incapable of any serious erosion .

Reliable eyewitness reports of actual events, when embedded in such a list, suffered a serious erosion of credibility.

Many of these areas also suffer from extremely serious soil erosion , although reports and impressions seem to differ.

We must expect that asteroids in this size range would have suffered serious erosion of their regolith.

severe

Possibly more than half the soils in the semi-arid regions are subject to severe erosion .

The makeshift trails that grow deeper and wider each day cause severe erosion and destroy valuable watershed, she said.

Acid rain has caused such severe erosion of the Sierra del Mar that the entire mountainside could slide down on to Cubatoa.

Accordingly these areas are heavily used and subject to severe environment erosion .

Currents of the velocity quoted above are obviously capable of severe erosion and considerable transport.

significant

A significant erosion of household wealth could accentuate a slowdown.

steady

The next four decades saw a slow but fairly steady erosion of royal power.

The increase would arrest a steady erosion that had cut the budget by almost half since the mid 1980s.

They believe the Bush administration's promise of steady deficit erosion , in co-operation with Congress, is being more systematically derailed.

But the steady emotional erosion , the sleeplessness, the manic anxiety I can not pretend about or minimize.

■ NOUN

problem

Three different ways can be identified in which piecemeal improvements to the conceptualisation of the soil erosion problem have been transcended.

rate

It might well be more prudent to think of climatic influences on forms and erosion rates rather than climatically dominated landforms.

This shows that slope form and soil moisture status are particularly influential in determining erosion rates .

soil

Without the trees, soil erosion in the area accelerated rapidly.

Poor farming methods have contributed to increased soil erosion .

At this point the discussion shifts to the question of ideology in assessing the importance of soil erosion .

Is soil erosion really a problem?

Constructing rows of turbines in strategic areas could reduce soil erosion and help to phase out the use of wood for fuel.

The main purpose of the list is to illustrate complexity and variety of political-economic and physical circumstances of soil erosion .

This quotation is one of the very few places in his work where he actually mentions soil erosion .

In conclusion, there is a wide variety of social and physical contexts of soil erosion .

wind

The work of wind erosion is therefore very limited.

Geological features ground out by ancient glaciers are seen overlaid by the scars of recent wind erosion .

A minor effect of wind erosion is the formation of faceted and polished pebbles.

Somewhat softened by wind erosion , the surface none the less looked more like the lunar highlands than like anything on Earth.

Planetary scientists believe it is most likely the product of wind erosion .

■ VERB

cause

Acid rain has caused such severe erosion of the Sierra del Mar that the entire mountainside could slide down on to Cubatoa.

The external heat drives the atmosphere and the oceans and causes the erosion of mountains and the reduction of rock to sediment.

The analysis must start therefore in areas which initially may seem remote from the physical processes which directly cause degradation and erosion .

The makeshift trails that grow deeper and wider each day cause severe erosion and destroy valuable watershed, she said.

Apart from damage caused by trampling and erosion , more widespread and long-lasting degradation can occur as a result of recreation activities.

Now encryption will cause the erosion of the current corporate monopoly on expertise and proprietary knowledge.

The storm dumped up to 18 inches of snow on the North Shore, but caused little flooding or erosion .

increase

The result is a tendency to increase the amount of erosion on the coast.

Poor farming methods have contributed to increased soil erosion .

As the volume increased , the erosion of the canyon accelerated and widened.

lead

Repeated involvement in meetings leads to progressive erosion of the personality traits of the disease.

It was the quickness of the changes in water flow during previous operations of the dam that led to the most erosion .

Unemployment, the collapse of the housing market and changes in population trends have led to an erosion of famous traits.

Vomiting can lead to dental erosion and gastrointestinal reflux.

Trampling of vegetation is one of the most widespread environmentally degrading repercussions of recreation and can also lead to excessive soil erosion .

Such a veto would be difficult to defend internationally and could well lead to an uncontrollable erosion of the sanctions regime.

prevent

The government has, alas, enclosed some of the mountain streams in concrete banks to prevent land erosion .

The idea was to prevent erosion and enrich the soil.

They also harbour wildlife and help prevent soil erosion .

Dole aides denied that he was being kept under wraps to prevent further erosion in his support.

More trees are being planted for timber and to prevent soil erosion .

reduce

Last year an attempt was made to improve the drainage to stop flooding and reduce erosion .

Besides discussing ducks, the report also will look at reducing erosion , increasing oxygen levels and improving fishing.

Another interesting option is the use of wind turbines as windbreaks to reduce wind speed and erosion .

Constructing rows of turbines in strategic areas could reduce soil erosion and help to phase out the use of wood for fuel.

The latter were constructed to both conserve moisture and to reduce soil erosion and occur on slopes as steep as 25°.

Hence sustainable agriculture could replace unsustainable agriculture, reducing the impact of erosion and flooding on downstream agricultural areas.

The techniques refer to new or modified agricultural practices to reduce soil degradation and erosion .

result

It is this which has resulted in accelerated erosion .

suffer

Waxholme is on the coast and suffers badly from coastal erosion .

Reliable eyewitness reports of actual events, when embedded in such a list, suffered a serious erosion of credibility.

We must expect that asteroids in this size range would have suffered serious erosion of their regolith.

Any particular location may have collected sediment for part of the time, but suffered erosion the rest of the time.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

soil erosion

the erosion of civil liberties

the erosion of our beaches

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Erosion or accretion of sand by wind action is evident throughout and soil genesis is truncated by erosion or fossilised by deposition.

Although the increase in rainfall would aid irrigation, it would add to the problems of soil erosion and nutrient leaching.

But the networks have scrambled to keep them on the air for another year in an attempt to stem audience erosion .

Constructing rows of turbines in strategic areas could reduce soil erosion and help to phase out the use of wood for fuel.

Regulators say that although the erosion does not pose an immediate risk, they are concerned about its long-term safety implications.

The condition is characterized by spinal cysts and the gradual erosion of spinal nerves.

These movements and earlier erosion have tended to obscure Mesozoic and Paleozoic structures.

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