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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)

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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)

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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)
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