Definition of Soil erosion

1. Noun. The washing away of soil by the flow of water.

Generic synonyms: Eating Away, Eroding, Erosion, Wearing, Wearing Away
Specialized synonyms: Wash, Washout

Lexicographical Neighbors of Soil Erosion

soil bank
soil biochemistry
soil chemistry
soil conservation
soil erosion (current term)
soil genesis
soil horizon
soil hue
soil management
soil matrix
soil mechanics
soil mechanics and engineering
soil microbiology
soil mineralogy
soil permeability
soil phase
soil physics
soil pipe

Literary usage of Soil erosion

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

1. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"Curbing soil erosion has accounted for an average 30% of annual nature conservation budgets ... The new programme will focus on prevention of soil erosion, ..."

2. Soil Conservation: An Assessment of the National Resources Inventory by National Research Council Staff, National Research Council, Board on Agriculture (1986)
"soil erosion and Water Quality The most serious damages of erosion occur, in some cases, after sediment and runoff have left the field. ..."

3. Productive Soils: The Fundamentals of Successful Soil Management and by Wilbert Walter Weir (1920)
"soil erosion is commonly understood to mean the washing away of soil by water. On comparatively level areas this problem is not of much importance. ..."

4. Evaluating Agri-Environmental Policies: Design, Practice and Results by SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"Between 1982 and 1997, the annual rate of cropland soil erosion dropped by ... What portion of this drop in cropland soil erosion can be attributed to ..."

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