attrition rate


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attrition rate

[ə′trish·ən ‚rāt]
(ordnance)
A factor, normally expressed as a percentage, reflecting the degree of losses of personnel or nonconsumable supplies due to various causes within a specified period of time.

attrition rate

A rate, usually expressed as a percentage, reflecting the loss of personnel or equipment resulting from defined causes in a given period of time. Normally, the term refers to the aircraft attrition rate, which is calculated based on sorties flown during warlike operations or hours flown during peacetime operations.

attrition rate

The number of employees who retired or resigned in a given year compared with the average number of employed people. For example, if 100 people leave a department of 1,000, the attrition rate, or "turnover," is 10%. The term also applies to customers who stop subscribing to a service, which is typically called "churn rate." See attrition.
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