Originating from a Latin word in the 13th century, attrition can represent anything that is in a gradual decline, such as depreciation, or cheap fast food restaurants that are open all night (and subject to attrition in their sales).

Attrition carries the following dictionary definitions:
1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
2. A reduction in size, numbers or strength.
3. Wearing down or weakening of resistance, especially as a result of continuous pressure or harassment

Master tips for Attrition:
at + rition (sounds like ration); Due to flood, ration is available in very limited amount. There is a shortage of food everywhere in our city. Hence Attrition = reduction, or less amounts.
Alternatively, attrition is rhythmic to malnutrition, which is weakening people’s strength.

Usage examples of Attrition:
1. The dentist warned him that the attrition caused by grinding his teeth frequently was wearing the tooth enamel.
2. The rebels bombarded the security forces in attrition.

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