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Definition of Attrition

Attrition

  1. The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.
  2. The state of being worn.
  3. Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.

Attrition Quotations

The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.
Christopher Hitchens

When I was in the Army, the unit I served in, you could never stop. It was a volunteer unit, and there was a fairly high rate of attrition. The people who stayed through are the people who were either great at it or the people who just didn't know how to stop. And I fell into that second category.
Michael Arad

It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad.
Julie Bowen

We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
William Westmoreland

I am concerned about any attrition in customer traffic at Starbucks, but I don't want to use the economy, commodity prices or consumer confidence as an excuse. We must maintain a value proposition to our customers as well as differentiate the Starbucks Experience. That is the key.
Howard Schultz
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Attrition Translations

attrition in Italian is snervamento