Definition of Deterioration

1. Noun. A symptom of reduced quality or strength.

Exact synonyms: Impairment
Generic synonyms: Decay
Specialized synonyms: Corrosion, Desolation, Devastation, Decrepitude, Dilapidation, Wear
Derivative terms: Deteriorate, Deteriorate

2. Noun. Process of changing to an inferior state.
Exact synonyms: Declension, Decline In Quality, Worsening
Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution
Specialized synonyms: Drop-off, Falling Off, Falloff, Slack, Slump
Derivative terms: Decline, Deteriorate, Deteriorate, Worsen

Definition of Deterioration

1. n. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.

Definition of Deterioration

1. Noun. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deterioration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deterioration

1. The process or condition of becoming worse. Origin: L. Deterior, worse (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deterioration

detergence
detergencies
detergency
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detergent builder
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detergers
deterges
deterging
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deteriorated
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deteriorating
deterioratingly
deterioration (current term)
deteriorationism
deteriorationist
deteriorationists
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deteriority
determent
determents
determin'd
determinabilities
determinability
determinable
determinableness
determinables

Literary usage of Deterioration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"By AIEE INVESTIGATION OF SUSPENSION INSULATOR deterioration BY JE WOODBRIDGE ABSTRACT OF PAPER This paper gives an outline of the investigation of ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1921)
"deterioration of Nickel Spark-plug Terminals in Service BY HENRY S. RAWDON* ... A peculiar and interesting type of deterioration that occurs in these nickel ..."

3. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry (1892)
"deterioration. Where borne by vendor. >i on v. Tail- man. Set-off against interest. deterioration 1 y vendors. tenants. completion, of the current ..."

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide edited by Ronald Kadden (1994)
"If a patient requires more than two additional sessions with the therapist, the possibility of clinical deterioration and/or withdrawal from the study is ..."

5. Problems of Child Welfare by George Benjamin Mangold (1914)
"Causes of deterioration. Inferior children and inferior adults call for an explanation. Among many causes, the Committee on Physical deterioration gave the ..."

6. Report of the International Commission to Inquire Into the Causes and (1914)
"16 2880000 Loss and deterioration of 18000 complete muskets at fr. 90 1620000 Loss and deterioration of transport vehicles 950000 deterioration of machine ..."

7. The Philanthropic Work of Josephine Shaw Lowell: Containing a Biographical by William Rhinelander Stewart (1911)
"MORAL deterioration FOLLOWING WAR I cannot speak on this subject without making a distinction between different kinds of wars. A war which requires personal ..."

8. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1908)
"THE deterioration OF COAL. BY SW PARR AND W, F. WHEELER. Received April 7, 1908. In cooperation with the State Geological Survey and the Engineering ..."

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