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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This is the dilemma faced by many southern communities that gained independence after World War II, where moral deterioration was the master of the situation in most of these countries and their leaders sought three directions: first, there should be an authority that is credible and can be a role model in terms of sacrifice generosity and commitment; second, updating legislative structure and applying strictly on everyone; third, by using all means of awareness -- education, media, and religious and cultural discourse --moving all national figures and leaders of public opinion to make a paradigm shift in the way of thinking, pattern of consumption, and lifestyle of the new generations.
The results of the analysis showed that the risk of experiencing a clinically important deterioration was significantly lower for patients on UMEC/VI 62.
Our use of the slang words "spot etching" refers to a type of etching deterioration.
We designed a study to correlate the serum concentrations of S-100B with postcraniotomy neurologic deterioration in patients undergoing meningioma resection.
Loans not accruing interest are defined for regulatory reporting purposes as "loans and lease financing receivables that are required to be reported on a non-accrual basis because (a) they are maintained on a cash basis due to a deterioration in the financial position of the borrower, (b) payment in full of interest or principal is not expected, or (c) principal or interest has been in default for ninety days or longer, unless the obligation is both well-secured and in the process of collection.
Causes for neighborhood deterioration may be physical, social, economic, municipal or legislative (Gale, 1990; Millard-Ball, 2002).
Results of the multivariate analyses indicated that women with a history of depression were significantly more likely than other women to report pill-related premenstrual mood deterioration (odds ratio, 2.
It compared the value and useful life of the property before the deterioration and after the remediation as opposed to comparing the property's value and useful life after the deterioration and remediation.
The only deterioration we noticed was in the players' makeup.
These projects were part of a continuous program to evaluate the embankments and take the steps necessary to prevent their erosion; "[w]hen necessary to correct deterioration, the steps taken are intended to arrest the problem and prevent a premature end to the service life of the embankment.
We can learn a great deal about reversing factors that give rise to distress by better understanding the patterns of deterioration that have afflicted our cities.
The reason that early interventions are so vital in preventing mental deterioration, Bogardus adds, is that "once deterioration occurs, the cat is out of the bag.