Erosion: An erosion is an eating away of a surface. ("Erodere" in Latin means to eat out.)
For example, a skin erosion is a loss of part or all of the epidermis (the outer layer) leaving a denuded surface.
For another example, tooth erosion is a gradual loss of the normally hard surface of the tooth because of chemical processes.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Ä-rÅ ' zhÉ™n ) n. The process of eroding or the condition of being eroded: erosion of the beach; progressive erosion ...
In geology and environmental science, erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of wind, water, ice, or living organisms, or ...
Erosion is the process of weathering. and transport of solids (sediment. soil. rock. and other particles) in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere.
Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA.
Break It Down Erosion is the process that breaks things down. As far as we're concerned, erosion is the breakdown of the continents and the land around you.