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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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companies, and found a clear disconnect between the views of business leaders and technology leaders on the factors that build and erode trust.
The fine sediment that erodes from the head of a furrow often settles out toward the middle and end of a furrow, forming a tight, nearly waterproof seal on the surface of the soil.
It is also possible that this week's guilty verdicts in the Whitewater trial of one-time Clinton business associates from Arkansas will reopen questions about the president's involvement and begin to erode Clinton's lead in the polls.
Wind also erodes nonagricultural areas, sometimes creating storms of the magnitude recorded in 1977.
This will have a significant impact on the viability of many firms as shareholder confidence wanes and access to capital erodes," adds Wevodau.