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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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Note: DW--distillated water; TW--drinking water; MW-standard sea water; Em--emulsion; Ra-average roughness of probe surface before cavitation erosion.
1 and 2, show for the same material (alloyed steel 40Cr10, bronze CuAl III RNR) independent by working fluid (distillated water, drinking water and sea water), mass losses are produced only by mechanical effect of cavitation erosion, without substantial contribution of surface or intergranular corrosion.
Cavitation liquids and probes were chosen so, to reveal both cavitation erosion independence by chemical corrosion, through effect of upper mentioned factors on cavitation damages, as well as the plurality of cavitation and chemical corrosion effect.
Of the 964 patients with nonerosive GERD, 61% were women; there were nearly 60% more women with no esophageal erosion, compared with men.
The nasal alae were intact bilaterally, but erosion of the columellar skin was evident (figure 1).
Three previous studies of mesh erosions in women with an intact or missing vaginal apex produced conflicting results.
Reports of mesh erosions after sacral colpopexy suggest that 3%-16% will erode, usually 4-24 months after surgery, she said.
A trend toward increasing use of permanent mesh for sacral colpopexy, combined with concerns about synthetic mesh erosions, led them to focus on sacral suspensions that used polypropylene mesh.