Meaning of “weathering” in the English Dictionary

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"weathering" in British English

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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.

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

"weathering" in American English

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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)