attrition

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attrition

noun decrease, disintegration, dwindling, erosion, fading, falling off, lessening, waning, wearing away
See also: erosion
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If you left obvious stains and dirt on the carpet while living there, then it could be considered damages beyond normal wear and tear and the landlord could deduct carpet cleaning costs from your security deposit.
O'Hara suspects that through normal wear and tear, this copper skin can crack, allowing the stomach's hydrochloric acid to dissolve some of the zinc into a toxic, ulcerating soup.
The TAM avers that there was "no condition necessitating the expenditure outside of the normal wear and tear attributable to the use of the engine.
In determining the taxable value of personal property, most jurisdictions have established depreciation or cost-multiplier schedules, which attempt to take into consideration normal wear and tear based on the standard life for the property.
The recently introduced IHPP covers plumbing emergency repairs for leaks, breaks or clogs that occur within the home and are caused by normal wear and tear.