Definition of detrition in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] rare
The action of wearing something away by friction.
Example sentences
  • Accurate reproduction of shadow masks is achieved with minimized detrition of the tooling.
  • The intention of the policy is to protect the roading network from premature structural detrition and procedures for loadings are set out.
  • It is an object of the invention to provide a corrosion-resistant and weldable nickel alloy in which locally uneven corrosional detrition is avoided.


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin detritio(n-), from detri-, stem of deterere 'wear away'.

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