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A negative impact on one or more of a firm's existing assets.


1. The gradual loss of an asset's value. See also: Depreciation.

2. The wearing away of real estate caused by natural events. For example, a rising sea level may erode a beach front property. Erosion can reduce the property's value.


The slow wearing away by natural forces such as water and wind.

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The mathematical model of the eroded material volume control will form the base of calculating the modelling of the resulted shape of the surface.
Gareth Evens, of the Environment Agency said: "We'll use gravel to reinforce the eroded riverbank and hope to start in the next few weeks.
A few other, heavily eroded pieces of dinosaur bone turn up, but Murphy says that they probably aren't Ralph's because his fossil bones are usually in good condition.
The patient was taken to the operating room, where exploration revealed that the tumor had filled the external auditory canal and glenoid fossa, eroded the floor of the middle fossa, and extended across the skull base to the foramen lacerum.
Worker confidence declined after 1922 as hyperinflation and stabilizati on eroded their position and made organized protest less feasible.
They discovered the fossil in sediments, eroded rock particles in layers of earth strata, that belong to the Cretaceous Period (140-65 million years ago).
He cautioned, however, that enthusiasm for recovery from a recession that seriously eroded domestic and foreign demand for steel castings is somewhat guarded.
Either way, the coverage ratios have eroded since last review.
Gehrels of the University of Arizona in Tucson report that about half the zircons they analyzed came from the Appalachians, and about one-fourth had eroded from ancient rocks in central Canada.
The skull Radecki and Rebecca found was actually being eroded out of the rock, so it would have been destroyed, county Park Ranger Jack Farley said.
Throughout this century, the precious pattern has been eroded by technology, population pressure, professional hubris, increasing prosperity, and of course politics.
Carried by rivers, oceans, and wind, these minute eroded morsels of rock are deposited with sand and mud--and the remains of plants and animals.