attrition

  • 1 Attrition — • Also called imperfect contrition. Definition, its relation to sacramental penance, and moral considerations Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Attrition     Attrition      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 attrition — [ atrisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1541; lat. attritio « frottement » I ♦ (XVIe) Théol. Regret d avoir offensé Dieu, causé par la crainte des peines. ⇒ contrition, regret. « Cœur tant de fois forgé D attritions » (Péguy). II ♦ 1 ♦ Techn. Usure destinée à… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Attrition — may refer to: *Physical wear *Loss of personnel by retirement *Attrition (medicine, epidemiology), the loss of participants during an experiment *Attrition (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from opposing teeth *Attrition… …

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  • 4 attrition — at‧tri‧tion [əˈtrɪʆn] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES the process of reducing the number of employees by not replacing those who leave for normal reasons, such as changing jobs, retirement (= leaving a job when you reach a certain age) etc …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Attrition — At*tri tion, n. [L. attritio: cf. F. attrition.] 1. The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion. [1913 Webster] Effected by attrition of the inward stomach. Arbuthnot. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Attrition — (lat. attritio Abreibung) bedeutet: eine Form der Abrasion (Zahnmedizin) der Name einer britischen Musikformation, siehe Attrition (Band) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …

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  • 7 attrition — ATTRITION. s. f. Regret d avoir offensé Dieu, causé par la crainte des peines. L attrition ne suffit pas sans la confession …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 8 attrition — [n1] wearing down or away abrasion, attenuation, debilitation, depreciation, disintegration, erosion, grinding, rubbing, thinning, weakening, wear; concepts 469,776 Ant. building, strengthening attrition [n2] regret contriteness, penance,… …

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  • 9 attrition — ATTRITION. s. f. Regret d avoir offensé Dieu, causé par la crainte de ses chastimens. L Attrition ne suffit pas sans la Confession …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 attrition — [ə trish′ən] n. [ME attricioun < L attritio < attritus, pp. of atterere, to wear, rub away < ad , to + terere, to rub: see THROW] 1. the act or process of wearing away or grinding down by friction 2. any gradual wearing or weakening, esp …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Attrition — (lat., »Zerreibung«) bezeichnet im römisch katholischen Lehrsystem, im Gegensatze zur Kontrition (contritio cordis), die mangelhafte Reue, welche die Sünde nur haßt um der Strafe willen, also aus Furcht vor der Strafe, aber zur Absolution… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Attrition — (lat.), im röm. kath. Lehrsystem die an sich zur Absolution nicht genügende, lediglich aus Furcht vor der Strafe hervorgegangene Reue, im Gegensatz zur Kontrition, der vollkommenen, auf religiös sittlichen Beweggründen beruhenden Reue …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 attrition — I noun decrease, disintegration, dwindling, erosion, fading, falling off, lessening, waning, wearing away II index erosion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 attrition — 1540s, abrasion, a scraping, from L. attritionem (nom. attritio), lit. a rubbing against, noun of action from pp. stem of atterere to wear, rub away, figuratively to destroy, waste, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + terere to rub (see THROW (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 attrition — contrition, repentance, *penitence, remorse, compunction Analogous words: regret, *sorrow, grief, anguish …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 attrition —  Attrition  Изнашивание от трения   Уменьшение размера частиц в результате их эрозии при трении …

    Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • 17 attrition — ► NOUN 1) gradual wearing down through sustained attack or pressure. 2) wearing away by friction. DERIVATIVES attritional adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from atterere to rub …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Attrition — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Attrition », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) L attrition est la perte de client, de… …

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  • 19 attrition — (a tri sion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme de physique. L action de deux corps durs qui se frottent et s usent. •   Les métaux, quelque attrition qu ils puissent éprouver, n attirent point les corps minces à eux, VOLT. Feu, I,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 attrition — n. 1) a rate of attrition 2) by attrition (the staff will be reduced by attrition) * * * [ə trɪʃ(ə)n] a rate of attrition by attrition (the staff will be reduced by attrition) …

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