attrition definition

  • noun:
    • A rubbing away or putting on down by rubbing.
    • A gradual diminution in quantity or energy due to constant anxiety.
    • A gradual, normal lowering of membership or personnel, as through pension, resignation, or death.
    • Repentance for sin inspired by concern about discipline in place of by passion for Jesus.
    • using or milling straight down by friction
    • the steady lowering of a tangible or intangible resource as a result of reasons which can be passive plus don't include effective use of the resource.
    • A gradual, all-natural lowering of membership or personnel, as through pension, resignation, or death
    • the increasing loss of participants during an experiment
    • Imperfect contrition or remorse
    • The work of rubbing together; rubbing; the act of wearing by friction, or by massaging substances collectively; abrasion.
    • their state to be worn.
    • Grief for sin arising just from fear of discipline or thoughts of pity. See Contrition.
    • The scrubbing of just one thing against another; shared friction: since, the scratching of coins by attrition.
    • The act of using away by massaging; their state of being worn out or smoothed by friction; abrasion.
    • In theology, imperfect contrition or repentance, with real detestation of sin, and a genuine intent behind amendment, due to those supernatural motives of trust that are less than charity, or the true love of Jesus for his own endless perfections.
    • sorrow for sin as a result of fear of damnation
    • a wearing down to deteriorate or destroy
    • the putting on down of stone particles by rubbing because of liquid or wind or ice
    • erosion by friction
    • the act of massaging collectively; using some thing down by rubbing

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