weathering

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weath·er·ing

 (wĕth′ər-ĭng)
n.
Any of the chemical or mechanical processes by which objects exposed to the weather are worn or broken down.

weathering

(ˈwɛðərɪŋ)
n
(Physical Geography) the mechanical and chemical breakdown of rocks by the action of rain, snow, cold, etc

weath•er•ing

(ˈwɛð ər ɪŋ)

n.
the process by which various natural agents, as wind and water, act upon exposed rock, causing it to disintegrate to sand and soil.
[1655–65]

weathering

The decay and break up of rocks on the Earth’s surface by natural chemical and mechanical processes.
Translations

weathering

n (Geol) → Verwitterung f

weathering

[ˈwɛðərɪŋ] n (of rocks) → degradazione f meteorica
References in periodicals archive ?
Mechanical weathering occurs when rocks break apart but their chemical composition does not change.
This process, called mechanical weathering, physically breaks the rock into smaller and smaller pieces.
These minerals are highly susceptible to mechanical weathering conditions predominant in this glacial context.

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