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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.
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weathering

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

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

weathering

n (Geol) → Verwitterung f
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weathering

[ˈwɛðərɪŋ] n (of rocks) → degradazione f meteorica
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German-based SKZ, one of Europe's leading accredited and certified quality assurance institutes, has launched a research project to better predict the impact of surface temperature on the weathering behaviour of plastics.
Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC, Chicago, IL, will be offering a series of professional courses on the subject of weathering and its Weather-Ometer[R] testing instruments this summer and fall.