degradation

  1. changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
  2. a low or downcast state

Degradation

A general term applied to the breakdown of toxic components by biochemical processes into non-toxic products.

degradation

Type: Term Pronunciation: deg′ră-dā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
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Degradation

See Decay.
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Degradation

The geologic process by means of which various parts of the surface of the earth are worn away and their general level lowered, by the action of wind and water.
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degradation

[n] - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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Degradation

Materials breaking down or changing appearance from the original state or appearance. Typically paper or photographs yellowing and becoming brittle.
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Degradation

Deg`ra·da'tion noun [ Late Latin degradatio , from degradare : confer French dégradation . See Degrade .] 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the d...
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degradation

<biochemistry, chemistry> The reduction of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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degradation

debasement noun changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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degradation

(deg″rә-da´shәn) conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms. See also lysis.
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Degradation

• (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement. • (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration. • (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of wat...
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degradation

(from the article `surface coating`) ...commonly thought to consist mainly of resistance to and protection from solar radiation. Many natural polymeric substrates, such as wood, and many ...
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degradation

the reduction of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups.
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Degradation

[geology] In geology, degradation refers to the lowering of a fluvial surface, such as a stream bed or floodplain, through erosional processes. It is the opposite of aggradation. Degradation is characteristic of channel networks in which either bedrock erosion is taking place, or in systems that are sediment-starved and are therefore entrai...
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Degradation

Readjustment of the stream profile where the stream channel is lowered by the erosion of the stream bed. Usually associated with high discharges.
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Degradation

the progressive failure of a machine or lubricant.
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degradation

decrease in the superconducting characteristics, usually the current carrying capacity, of a superconducting wire or device as compared to short sample characteristics NOTE - In the brittle superconductors, the degradation may be caused by mechanical damages.
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Degradation

During film processing the material is handled, duplicated and worked numerous times. In the succesive stages the film tends to deteriorate in color and definition from the original take. Degradation is the deterioration that occurs, much like the numerous showings of a movie recorded on VHS cassettes will deteriorate, or the quality of a recording...
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Degradation

Ecclesiastical Law. A censure by which a clergyman is deprived of his holy orders, which he had as a priest or deacon.
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Degradation

[telecommunications] In telecommunication, degradation, which may be categorized as either `graceful` or `catastrophic`, has the following meanings: There are several forms and causes of degradation in electric signals, both in the time domain and in the physical domain, including runt pulse, voltage spike, jitter, wander, swim, drift, glit...
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degradation

The process by which a stream's gradient becomes less steep, due to the erosion of sediment from the stream bed. Such erosion generally follows a sharp reduction in the amount of sediment entering the stream.
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Degradation

The general lowering of the surface of the land by processes of erosion.
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degradation

any significant reduction in the fertility of a soil, whether in the course of its natural development or by direct or indirect human action
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Degradation

A term used to describe the process by which a tyre loses performance or grip. Different from tyre wear which concerns the process by which the tread is worn away.
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