noun Date: 1548 the action of the weather conditions in altering the color, texture, composition, or form of exposed objects; specifically the physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of earth materials at or near the earth's surface

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  • Weathering — Weath er*ing, n. (Geol.) The action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weathering — Weathering. См. Эрозия. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • weathering — [weth′əriŋ] n. 1. Archit. a slope built to shed water 2. Geol. the destructive physical and chemical effects of the forces of weather on rock surfaces, as in forming soil or sand …   English World dictionary

  • Weathering — This article is about weathering of rocks and minerals. For weathering of polymers, see Polymer degradation and Weather testing of polymers. Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soils and minerals as well as artificial materials through… …   Wikipedia

  • weathering — /wedh euhr ing/, n. 1. Archit. wash (def. 48). 2. material used as a weather strip. 3. Geol. the various mechanical and chemical processes that cause exposed rock to decompose. [1655 65; WEATHER + ING1] * * * Physical disintegration and chemical… …   Universalium

  • Weathering — Weather Weath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weathering}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air. [1913 Webster] [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air To weather his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weathering —   breakdown of rock in situ by physical and chemical processes due to the presence of water, plants and animals. Rates vary according to additional controls of temperature, rock type and time. (see physical weathering and chemical weathering) …   Geography glossary

  • weathering — dūlėjimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Uolienų ir mineralų irimas bei naujų susidarymas Žemės paviršiuje. atitikmenys: angl. weathering rus. выветривание …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • weathering — savaiminė degazacija statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Nuodingosios medžiagos savaime degazuoja veikiant tiktai gamtiniams veiksniams (vėjui, oro temperatūrai ir kt.). Pvz., užteršta zarinu kovos technika savaime… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • weathering — dūlėjimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Uolienų ir mineralų irimas ir kitimas (fizinis, cheminis, organinis) jų slūgsojimo vietoje veikiant temperatūros svyravimams, atmosferai, vandeniui ir gyviesiems organizmams.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • weathering — The change in appearance of paint caused by exposure to the elements. The physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of materials on exposure to atmospheric agents. Also see natural weathering …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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