Attrition may refer to:

  • Physical wear
  • Attrition warfare, the military strategy of wearing down the enemy by continual losses in personnel and material
  • Loss of personnel by Withdrawal (military)
  • Attrition (medicine, epidemiology), the loss of participants during an experiment
  • Attrition (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from opposing teeth
  • Attrition (weathering), the wearing away of rocks in the sea
  • Imperfect contrition, also known as attrition, in Catholic theology
  • Customer attrition, loss of business clients or customers
  • Language attrition, the loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language by either a community or an individual
  • War of Attrition, a limited war fought between Egypt and Israel from 1968 to 1970
  • Employees leaving a company to join somewhere else

proper names:

  • War of attrition (game), a model of aggression in game theory, formulated by John Maynard Smith
  • Attrition (band), an electronic music band
  • Attrition (website), a security website

Other articles related to "attrition":

Language Attrition - Other Studies On Bilingualism and Attrition
... Murtagh (2003) investigated retention and attrition of L2-Irish in Ireland with second level school students ... The results from the tests, however, do not show any overall attrition ... Fujita (2002), in a study evaluating attrition among bilingual Japanese children, says that a number of factors are seen as necessary to maintain the two languages in the returnee child ...
Attrition (weathering)
... Attrition is a form of coastal or river erosion, when the bed load is eroded by itself and the bed ... Attrition can also occur in glaciated regions, where it is caused by the movement of ice with embedded boulders over surface sediments ... Pebbles are more affected by attrition further upstream, as the rivers' velocity tends to be higher, and therefore its competence (ability to carry sediment) is increased ...
Battle Of Britain Day - British Strategy
... AOC Hugh Dowding and AOC 11 Group Keith Park favoured a strategy of non-attrition ... Both felt that trying to fight a battle of attrition would give the numerically superior enemy the chance to destroy large parts of the Command in one go, thus playing into Göring ... every raid providing opposition to every raid offered the chance of inflicting continued attrition on German formations while avoiding decisive ...
Attrition (medicine, Epidemiology)
... In science, attrition are ratios regarding the loss of participants during an experiment ... Attrition rates are values that indicate participant drop out ... Higher attrition rates are found in longitudinal studies ...