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A negative impact on one or more of a firm's existing assets.
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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.
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The slow wearing away by natural forces such as water and wind.

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It is likely that the formation of the valleys started from pre-Quaternary river erosion, which was followed by glacial carving and subglacial meltwater erosion during all Pleistocene glaciations and influenced by flowing water during the interglacial periods.
River Erosion Model--get hands on to understand the process of erosion.
China did not endorse the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009-12 for India in the board of the ADB on the ground that the proposed India CPS involved technical assistance funding for flood and river erosion management project in Arunachal Pradesh which China claims is its territory, Krishna said.
The bridge would have carried the main Roman Dere Street road and it is thought that it probably collapsed due to river erosion during the Anglo-Saxon period.
Terming the proposed budget as the elevator of further development, Ashraf said, "There is no specific criticism on budget, civil societies could not make any particular setback of the budget." Taking part in the general discussion, another treasury bench lawmaker Abdul Mannan of Bogura-1 told the Jatiya Sangsad that the proposed budget is unique one compared to the budgets in the past as the proposed budget has allocated Taka 100 crore startup fund for the new entrepreneurs and also another Taka 100 crore for the people of river erosion areas across the country.
Putting high importance on water management issue, the prime minister requested the delegates to find out a way to stop river erosion that has been gnawing at cropland in Bangladesh.
On his part, the confident aspirant of a parliamentary seat meets the villagers, discusses about their problems such as unemployment, lack of electricity and irrigation facilities and also river erosion among others.
The speakers said the country's many rivers disappeared in the last 40 years, while a huge area of arable and a big number of homesteads are being grabbed by river erosion every year.
She said Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country due to its geographical location and is marching forward by facing various risks of natural calamities like flood, drought, cyclones and river erosion.