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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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Dental erosion is defined as the loss of tooth substance by a chemical process that does not involve bacterial action.
This approach is possible as erosion (rate) is a function of particle velocity and particle impingement angle for any given material.
It's very rare that I would take a sling erosion back to the operating room to excise it," she said.
If cavitation erosion was observed long time ago, the firs technical cases (ship propellers and hydraulic turbine runners) eroded by cavitation phenomena, were noticed about 1890 (Bordeasu 1997).
The extent of esophageal erosion in each patient was determined by endoscopy, and was graded using the Los Angeles classification.
The mechanism by which chronic cocaine abuse causes local necrosis of external structures is thought to involve many different factors, including ischemia from vasospasm, caustic erosion by adulterants, and local superinfection.
Much of the erosion repair work consisted of placing soil and rock on the waterside of the levee.
There were no erosions in 37 women who underwent concurrent supracervical hysterectomy or in 35 women who had a previous total abdominal hysterectomy and then underwent sacral suspension alone, said Dr.
Reversing effects of desertification requires (1) quantitatively understanding mechanisms governing soil erosion, (2) identifying root causes of land degradation, (3) predicting the amount and distribution of soil loss in relation to possible causal factors, and (4) making erosion assessment for conservation policy-making (Heimlich and Bills 1984; Perrens and Trustrum 1985).
For erosion experiments in the field where no electric power is available, an automated device for runoff and soil loss measurements was designed.
The rationale of this study was to find out correlation between dental erosion and its impact on different age groups.