Deterioration

  • 1 détérioration — [ deterjɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe, bas lat. deterioratio, de deterior « pire » 1 ♦ Action de détériorer, de se détériorer; son résultat. ⇒ dégât, 1. dégradation, dommage, ruine. Détérioration d un appareil, d une machine. Détérioration de… …

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  • 2 Deterioration — Détérioration Voir « détérioration » sur le Wiktionnaire …

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  • 3 deterioration — deterioration, degeneration, devolution, decadence, decline, declension are comparable as meaning either the process of falling from a higher to a lower level or the state of a thing when such a falling has occurred. Deterioration is the least… …

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  • 4 Deterioration — is a term now commonly used in health care, to describe worsening of a patient s condition. It is often used as a shortened form of deterioration not recognised or not acted upon . Much work to reduce harm from deterioration has been undertaken… …

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  • 5 deterioration — I noun abasement, abrasion, atrophy, caducity, consumption, corrosion, corruption, debasement, decadence, decay, declension, declination, decomposition, decrepitude, degradation, demission, depreciation, destruction, deteriorcondicio,… …

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  • 6 deterioration — 1650s, possibly a native formation, or else from Fr. détérioration (15c.), noun of action from détériorer, from L.L. deteriorare (see DETERIORATE (Cf. deteriorate)) …

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  • 7 Deterioration — De*te ri*o*ra tion, n. [LL. deterioratio: cf. F. d[ e]t[ e]rioration.] The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Deterĭoration — (lat.), soviel wie Verschlechterung einer Sache (s. Landwirtschaftliche Betriebserfordernisse); deteriorieren, verschlechtern, verderben …

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  • 9 Deterioration — (lat.), Verschlimmerung; Verschlechterung einer Sache, insofern sie dadurch an Wert verliert; deteriorieren, verschlechtern …

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  • 10 Deterioration — Deterioration, lat., Deteriorirung, Verschlechterung einer Sache; deterioriren, verschlechtern; deterioris conditionis, von schlechterer Beschaffenheit …

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  • 11 détérioration — DÉTÉRIORATION. sub. f. L action par laquelle on détériore quelque chose, et l état de la chose détériorée. Tout Locataire est responsable des détériorations faites durant son bail. Il y a de grandes détériorations dans cette terre, tout y est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 12 deterioration — [n] decay, degeneration abasement, adulteration, atrophy, corrosion, crumbling, debasement, decadence, decaying, declension, declination, decline, decomposition, degradation, degringolade, depreciation, descent, devaluation, dilapidation,… …

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  • 13 deterioration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ marked, serious, significant ▪ a serious deterioration in relations between the two governments ▪ rapid, sharp ▪ gradual …

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  • 14 Détérioration — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Détérioration », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Environnement Dans le domaine environnemental, le verbe « Détériorer » (verbe transitif signifiant Rendre pire, abîmer,… …

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  • 15 Deterioration — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deterioration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deterioration deterioration debasement Sgm: N 1 wane wane ebb Sgm: N 1 recession recession &c. 287 Sgm: N 1 retrogradation retrogradation &c. 283 …

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  • 16 deterioration — deteriorate de‧te‧ri‧o‧rate [dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt ǁ ˈtɪr ] verb [intransitive] to become worse: • The economy deteriorated further in August, with orders for manufactured goods falling. deterioration noun [countable, uncountable] : • a deterioration in… …

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  • 17 deterioration — noun Date: circa 1658 the action or process of deteriorating ; the state of having deteriorated Synonyms: deterioration, degeneration, decadence, decline mean the falling from a higher to a lower level in quality, character, or vitality.… …

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  • 18 deterioration — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Growing worse Nouns 1. deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb (see decrease); decline, declension; relapse, backsliding (see regression); recession; rust belt. 2. (moral deterioration) degeneracy,… …

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  • 19 deterioration — The process or condition of becoming worse. [L. deterior, worse] alcoholic d. dementia occurring in persons chronically addicted to alcohol. See chronic alcoholism. senile d. a slowly progressing decline in physical and mental health, apparently… …

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  • 20 deterioration — noun 1) a deterioration in market conditions Syn: decline, collapse, failure, drop, downturn, slump, informal slip, retrogression 2) deterioration of the main structure Syn: decay, degradation, degeneration …

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