Meaning of WEATHERING in English



( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of weather (III)

1. : exposure of a hawk to the weather

2. : the action of the elements in altering the color, texture, composition, or form of exposed objects ; specifically : the physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of earth materials at or near the earth's surface

3. : slope given to a surface (as of a sill) to throw off water

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