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Definition of Abrasion

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area that has been rubbed or scraped away; act of rubbing or scraping away
Abrasion Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The substance rubbed off.
  
(n.)
The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
  
(n.)
A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
  
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abrasion
\ab*ra"sion\ (&?;), n. [l. abrasio, fr. abradere. see abrade.]
1. the act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
2. the substance rubbed off.
3. (med.) a superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
That which is rubbed off.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
(synonym) scratch, scrape, excoriation
(hypernym) wound, lesion
(hyponym) graze
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
2. erosion by friction
(synonym) attrition, corrasion, detrition
(hypernym) erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
(synonym) grinding, attrition, detrition
(hypernym) friction, rubbing
(derivation) abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off
Abrasion Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
The physical weathering of a rock surface by running water, glaciers or wind laden with fine particles. See Ventifact.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
: The physical weathering of a rock surface by running water, glaciers or wind laden with fine particles. See Ventifact.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The wearing away of materials by rubbing action during strong winds. Abrasion is a form of erosion caused by rubbing of fine particles against an object. The effect is much the same as using sandpaper. Sandstorms caused by strong winds carry fine sand that wears away the base of desert cliffs.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
Wearing or rubbing away.
Technical English by wpv
The wearing away of a surface by rubbing, as with sandpaper on wood.
Rubber Glossary
The wearing away of a surface in service by mechanical action, such as rubbing, scraping or erosion.
Abrasion Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Abrasion may refer to:
  • Abrasion (medical), a wound consisting of superficial damage to the skin
  • Abrasion (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element
  • Abrasion (geology), mechanical scraping of a surface by friction between and moving particles
  • Abrasion (mechanical), The effect of an abrasive: scratches, removal of surface, etc.
  • Abrasion coast, a coastline that is characterised by the removal (abrasion) of material, typically resulting in sea cliffs.

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Abrasion Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Abrasion Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
1. An Abrasion or "excoriation" is a wearing away of the upper layer of skin as a result of applied friction force. 2. In dentistry an "abrasion" is the wearing away of the tooth substance.