downcutting

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downcutting

[′dau̇n‚kəd·iŋ]
(geology)
Stream erosion in which the cutting is directed in a downward direction.
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villas appear to be gaining value marginally again, albeit from a much lower price-base following several years of downward erosion.
Overall, rates of downward erosion in this region have averaged between 55 and 123 m per million years during the past 17 million years, Hill and her colleagues report in the March 7 Science.