Saturday, 21 January 2012

Word of the day: Attrition

A great word :) I like to use it in the sense of the second definition listed below. Have a beautiful weekend lovely ones.. JP xx

at·tri·tion  [uh-trish-uhn]

1.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.
2.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.
3.a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when workers resign or retire and are not replaced.
4.the act of rubbing against something; friction.
5.a wearing down or away by friction; abrasion.

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