Definitions for "DEGRADATION"
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.
In hydrologic terms, the geologic process by means of which various parts of the surface of the earth are worn down and carried away and their general level lowered, by the action of wind and water.
general progressive lowering of the channel stream bed by erosion
any decline in the quality of natural resources. Commonly caused by human activities
Physical, metabolic, or chemical change to a less complex form.
The loss of desirable physical properties of a textile material due to some process or physical, chemical or thermal phenomenon.
A deleterious change in one or more properties of a protective glove material due to contact with the chemical.
The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
Decomposition of a compound by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.
a biochemical hallmark in apoptosis
Keywords:  wearing, meteoric, gradual, frost, down
A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
A gradual wearing down or away. Also with regard to soil a lowering of the nutrient content and associated ability to support continuing crop growth.
The act of wearing down or reducing in rank.
When we degrade something, we reduce its value. We often talk of degradation to the environment in relation to human actions or other processes that have a negative impact on the value of the environment. For example, animals introduced with hard hooves can degrade the land by trampling the soil.
A decline in the appearance, structure, or properties, of a material or substance.
Degradation’ or ‘ageing’ refers to the decline of a solar cell’s efficiency over time. Mainly solar cells made of amorphous silicon are affected by the ageing process. Laboratory experiments have shown that after about 1,000 sun hours the efficiency has achieved a stable degree of saturation.
A punishment whereby a Roman Catholic priest is permanently deprived of the rights of his office.
an early event in hepatocyte de-differentiation
a type of static electricity damage that weaken an electronic device but still allows it to continue to operate within normal parameters. However, a degraded device may later fail catastrophically.
Loss of physical strength or other properties suffered by polymers under various influences, e.g. by oxidation, heat, ozone etc.
a means to limit protein translation in time or space
an important control point in the regulation of gene expression and has been linked to the process of translation
Keywords:  worn, things, damaged, reduced
When things are worn away, reduced, damaged
The standard method used to express the life of a display is the time it takes to reach 50% of its day one brightness.
Keywords:  deposition