Degradation meaning

dĕgrə-dāshən
A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
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The act or process of degrading.
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A degrading or being degraded in rank, status, or condition.
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The state of being degraded; degeneration.
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The lowering of land surfaces by erosion.
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Decomposition of a compound, especially complex substances such as polymers and proteins, by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.
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A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
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The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
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The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
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Degradation is defined as the state of being lowered down in respect, status or condition.

When a person has become disrespected and is looked down upon, this is an example of degradation.

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Laicization of a cleric, imposed as a penalty.
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The act or process of degrading.
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The state of being degraded; degeneration.
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Decomposition of a compound, especially complex substances such as polymers and proteins, by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.
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Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
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(geology) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
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A deleterious change in the chemical structure, physical properties or appearance of a material from natural or artificial exposure.
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The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
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Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
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The gradual breakdown of components of a material, as a result of a natural element, i.e.: heat, cold and wind.
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A general lowering of the earth's surface by erosion or weathering.
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A degraded condition.
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Origin of degradation

  • From French dégradation

    From Wiktionary