What Does Attrition Mean?


Attrition refers to the action or the process of slowly reducing the strength and effectiveness of someone/something by sustained attack or pressure. It also refers to the gradual reduction of a workforce caused by the employees leaving through natural means such as death and retirement without being replaced. It may also refer to wearing out process of two surfaces due to friction.
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a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition because so many members have moved away.
a wearing down or weakening of resistance, especially as a result of continuous pressure or harassment: The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of attrition.
a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when workers resign or retire and are not replaced.
the act of rubbing against something; friction.
a wearing down or away by friction; abrasion.
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The word attrition refers to a factor, which is normally expressed as a percentage that reflects the degree of losses of personnel or materiel due to various causes within a specified period of time. It can also refer to rubbing away or wearing down by friction or the repentance for sin motivated by fear of punishment rather than by love of God.
Attrition means wearing down gradually. In the case of a study, it is the reduction in the number of participants in the course of a study. In war, it is the tactic of weakening the enemy leading to surrender.
In geography, attrition refers to erosion caused by friction. It mostly refers to rocks or particles being knocked about as they are transported in rivers, as they gradually become more rounded and reduced in size.
A rubbing away or wearing down by friction. A gradual diminution in number or strength because of constant stress.
Attrition can mean rubbing two things together to make friction. Attrition can also mean showing sorrow for a sin that has been committed. Another meaning of attrition is grinding or wearing down due to rubbing on each other.
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