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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deterioration mean? 

  The noun DETERIORATION has 2 senses:

1. a symptom of reduced quality or strength
2. process of changing to an inferior state

  Familiarity information: DETERIORATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1deterioration [BACK TO TOP]


A symptom of reduced quality or strength

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


deterioration; impairment

Hypernyms ("deterioration" is a kind of...):

decay (an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deterioration"):

corrosion (a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action)

desolation; devastation (the state of being decayed or destroyed)

decrepitude; dilapidation (a state of deterioration due to old age or long use)

wear (impairment resulting from long use)

Sense 2deterioration [BACK TO TOP]


Process of changing to an inferior state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes


decline in quality; worsening; declension; deterioration

Hypernyms ("deterioration" is a kind of...):

decline; diminution (change toward something smaller or lower)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deterioration"):

drop-off; falling off; falloff; slack; slump (a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality)

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