• Meaning –
    • Reduction in work force without firing employees.
    • A gradual diminution in number or strength through sustained attack or pressure.
    • A rubbing away or wearing down by friction.
  • Synonyms – wearing down, abrasion, detrition, contrition.
  • Antonyms – building, strengthening
  • Usage – 
    • Retirement was listed as the reason for 9.2% of the employee attrition.
    • The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of attrition.