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weatheringnoun [U]

/ˈweð.ər.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈweð.ɚ.ɪŋ/
changes to the colour or form of something over a period of time because of the effects of sun, wind, or other weather conditions: The fence had gone from brown to a soft grey through years of weathering.
specialized geology the processes by which rock is broken into smaller pieces by the action of the weather: Weathering has seriously eroded the caves.
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weatheringnoun [U]

us   /ˈweð·ər·ɪŋ/
earth science the processes by which rock is broken into smaller pieces by the action of the weather
(Definition of weathering from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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