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attrition

1. Geography the grinding down of rock particles by friction during transportation by water, wind, or ice
2. Theol sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation, esp as contrasted with contrition, which arises purely from love of God

attrition

[ə′trish·ən]
(geology)
The act of wearing and smoothing of rock surfaces by the flow of water charged with sand and gravel, by the passage of sand drifts, or by the movement of glaciers.
(materials)
Wear caused by rubbing or friction. For metal surfaces, also known as scoring; scouring.
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The project statistician was responsible for maintaining the database, identifying students at risk of attrition, and disseminating the information to each program about which of their students were at risk.
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The attrition rate is the lowest in the 25 years since IDRA began performing the annual study, but IDRA notes that while the trend is declining, millions more Texas students will leave school without diploma before 2040, when, the group predicts, students will stop dropping out entirely.
Over the past several years, the Department of State has consistently experienced some of the lowest attrition rates of major federal agencies, particularly in the Foreign Service.
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