Meaning of “attrition” in the English Dictionary

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"attrition" in British English

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attritionnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈtrɪʃ.ən/ us /əˈtrɪʃ.ən/

(Definition of “attrition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attrition" in American English

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attritionnoun [ U ]

us /əˈtrɪʃ·ən/ fml

a gradual reduction in the number of people who work for an organization that is achieved by not replacing those who leave:

Most of the job losses will come through attrition.

(Definition of “attrition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attrition" in Business English

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attritionnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈtrɪʃən/ us

HR a reduction in the number of employees in a company made by not replacing those who leave, rather than forcing people to leave their jobs:

The majority of jobs will go through natural attrition.
Staff attrition rates are high.

MARKETING a reduction in the number of people who buy a product or service, for example because of its age, increased competition, etc.:

We aim to minimize the rate of customer attrition.

(Definition of “attrition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)