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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use;
[syn: depreciation, wear and tear]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tear \Tear\, n. The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Wear and tear. See under Wear, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wear \Wear\, n. 1. The act of wearing, or the state of being worn; consumption by use; diminution by friction; as, the wear of a garment. [1913 Webster] 2. The thing worn; style of dress; the fashion. [1913 Webster] Motley 's the only wear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The result of wearing or use; consumption, diminution, or impairment due to use, friction, or the like; as, the wear of this coat has been good. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Wear and tear, the loss by wearing, as of machinery in use; the loss or injury to which anything is subjected by use, accident, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wear and tear n 1: decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use [syn: depreciation, wear and tear]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "wear and tear": ablation, atomization, attrition, breakup, consumption, corrosion, crumbling, decay, decomposition, decrement, degradation, deliquescence, depletion, dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization, dissipation, dissolution, erosion, exhaustion, incoherence, loss, ravages of time, resolution, shrinkage, use, waste, wear, weathering