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 also led to a slight deterioration in supply chain efficiency as lead times increased marginally.
Al-Rabeeah said the coalition countries lay the blame for the deterioration of the humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen with the Houthi militias and their coup against the legitimate authorities in the country and their rejection of a political solution, as well as their non-compliance with the international resolutions.
"The boycott has also led to a deterioration in political instability and an increase in the likelihood of violent demonstrations, possibly resulting from a curtailing of welfare programmes owing to constrained public finances resulting from the boycott," said the report.
Meanwhile, a further two per cent of B and C roads and one per cent of the A road network in Coventry is also considered to be in a state of serious deterioration, which is actually lower than the national average.
To ensure clinician engagement, a patient deterioration expert advisory group has been established and includes representatives from medical and nursing colleges.
However, the sharp deterioration of the exchange rate on 5th July 2017 occurred due to the fact that members of the Monetary and Fiscal Policies Coordination Board, including the Finance Minister and Finance Secretary, were not taken on-board on the matter.
The Stable Outlooks on ABK and BoA reflect the so far moderate deterioration of asset quality and some resilience to potential worsening in the future due to the banks' still positive core profitability and decent capital buffers (each of these more robust at ABK).
Dans un communique publie, jeudi, le departement de l'agriculture annonce la destruction de 16 serres, 1200 couvertures en plastique ont ete arrachees, outre la deterioration de plus de 200 serres consacrees a la culture sous serre des primeurs a Kebili.
Between 2011-12 and 2014-15, 60 clinical deterioration adverse events were reported to the Commission by district health boards (DHBs).
The conclusion by Albert Schweitzer in his book "Philosophy of Civilisation" is that "moral and social deterioration make renaissance and development impossible".
Summary: BLOM said Thursday that the deterioration of the private sector's economic activity managed to slowdown in December with the PMI registering a 3-month high at 47.9, still below the threshold of 50.0 separating growth from contraction.
SIR - One can't help but notice the deterioration in public services and the degrading of the public realm.