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    Erosion v/s Abrasion

    Dear All,

    It is clear that corrosion is a wear caused by chemical action.
    Erosion and abrasion are also wears, but both are caused by physical activities.

    Are these same and can be used interchangeably or are different.

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    Re: Erosion v/s Abrasion

    Not a teacher, am an engineer.

    I would reserve "erosion" for actions caused by a fluid.

    If it's parts rubbing together, I would say it's "abrasion."

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    Re: Erosion v/s Abrasion

    Non-engineers won't think of air as a fluid, though, so let's way by the forces of water (or other liquids) or wind for erosion.

    Is that layman-terms-accurate?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Erosion v/s Abrasion

    Yes, liquids or gases. Including little bits of stuff carried along with them.

    If you think about how a very small drip in a crack in a stone, can eventually become like a canyon; that is erosion.

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