Deterioration


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deterioration

[di‚tir·ē·ə′rā·shən]
(engineering)
Decline in the quality of equipment or structures over a period of time due to the chemical or physical action of the environment.

Deterioration

A worsening of a structure’s condition, generally attributable to exposure, weather, normal wear and tear, aging, or lack of maintenance.

deterioration

Of concrete, the same as disintegration.
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The analysis examined the time to a first clinically important deterioration which was determined by the occurrence of any of the following events: A decrease in lung function of ?
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Along with the increasing fineness in minimum dimensions of LSI devices, operation failure due to deterioration of signal quality is becoming a critical problem.
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The remediation only restored value to the property that had existed before the deterioration began.
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It's no shock that museum professionals find deterioration in objects that have outlived many generations of people.
The first time Betty Duncan rejoined her square dance club after her right foot was amputated because of bone deterioration, she says her friends treated her like a glass doll.
There is no simple solution or fast fix to solve the problems of water penetration, a primary cause of the deterioration of a building's facade.
In the case of a significant deterioration in the demand environment beyond current expectations, Fitch expects management to scale back on share repurchase activity in order to conserve cash.