One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment.
The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
The deterioration in the performance of a system below a specified minimum level. Note: For example, the reduction in the information content of a display, a data base or other means of providing information below an acceptable or agreed level.
process of material breaking down from its current state to a deteriorated stateâ€¢ e.g. yellowing of papers
The deterioration of a film over time, which is evidenced by cracking, chalking, blistering, color fading, etc.
The deterioration of a painted surface due to heat, light or moisture.
a progressive reduction in physical condition and moral standards.
The disintegration or deterioration of the tubing metal beyond a repairable condition.
conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms. Degeneration, not degradation, should be used to describe the deterioration or change of functionality of living tissue.
a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
The process of a material breaking down from its current state or appearance to a lower grade or into its individual components. Examples include when paper yellows or becomes brittle or when a tape becomes yellow or looses its tack and falls off.
A term used to note the deteriorative process that occurs with polymeric materials. These processes include swelling, dissolution, and chain scission.
A deterioration in the characteristics of a signal or system.
In a discussion of fire retardant slurries, deterioration of viscosity.
the diminution of biological productivity or diversity.
Materials breaking down or changing appearance from the original state or appearance. Typically paper or photographs yellowing and becoming brittle.
The breaking down, or changing of appearance, of materials from their original state. The term is typically used in crafts to refer to paper or photographs yellowing and becoming brittle.
Deterioration in water quality due to contamination or pollution; makes water unsuitable for other desirable purposes.
1. The deterioration in quality, level, or standard of performance of a functional unit. 2. In communications, a condition in which one or more of the required performance parameters fall outside predetermined limits, resulting in a lower quality of service.
The deterioration of a substance caused by contact with its environment.
term generally used to describe the loss of resilience of material used for protective gloves. Degradation may cause the material to soften, swell, become hard and brittle, or - in severe cases - disintegrate.
A gradual deterioration in performance. Also called Drift.
1. A lowering of rank or status. 2. To lower or corrupt in quality, value or moral character. 3. A lessening of strength or deterioration.