corrasion


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cor·rade

 (kə-rād′)
tr. & intr.v. cor·rad·ed, cor·rad·ing, cor·rades
To erode or be eroded by abrasion.

[Latin corrādere, to scrape together : com-, com- + rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·ra′sion (-rā′zhən) n.
cor·ra′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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corrasion

(kəˈreɪʒən)
n
(Geological Science) erosion of a rock surface by rock fragments transported over it by water, wind, or ice. Compare abrasion3, attrition4
corrasive adj
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cor•ra•sion

(kəˈreɪ ʒən)

n.
the mechanical erosion of soil and rock by the abrasive action of particles set in motion by running water, wind, glacial ice, and gravity.
[1870–75; derivative of corrade, on the model of abrade: abrasion, etc.]
cor•ra′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corrasion - erosion by frictioncorrasion - erosion by friction      
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
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Los grados tafonomicos se definen utilizando cuatro caracteristicas tafonomicas de los organismos, que son: grado de fractura, articulacion (este criterio no aplica en gasteropodos), corrasion y orientacion; y tres caracteristicas sedimentologicas que incluyen el porcentaje de matriz, clasificacion y gradacion de la roca.
La corrasion es el grado de degradacion general de la superficie de un resto cuando no se pueden separar los posibles causantes de disolucion, bioerosion (corrosion) y abrasion, el indice de corrasion es una combinacion de abrasion mecanica, corrosion quimica y biologica (Brett & Baird 1986).
El grado tafonomico "A" caracteriza a este estrato debido a la escasa corrasion y la orientacion aleatoria (alineacion paralela de menos del 10%) de los ejemplares, asi como a la ausencia de gradacion del sedimento.
Corrasion, they call it in a cave: the way the cave is formed;
168-169) summarizes the morphometric parameters from lakes that are especially deep (mainly grabens, calderas, and fjords), and those that have particularly large surface areas (primarily lakes formed from glacial corrasion).
Aeolian erosion involves five different processes: reptation (creep) over eroded surfaces by the largest particles (diameter greater than 0.5 mm); saltation of the smallest particles (diameter 0.25-0.5 mm); deflation of the fine grains (diameter 0.1-0.25 mm); suspension of the fine particles (diameters below 0.1 mm); and corrasion, when obstacles are blasted by the impact of wind-borne particles (mainly due to saltation and deflation).