As nouns the difference between attrition and consumption
is that attrition
is wearing or grinding down by friction while consumption
is the act of consuming something.
wearing or grinding down by friction
the gradual reduction in a tangible or intangible resource due to causes that are passive and do not involve productive use of the resource.
(human resources) A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death
(sciences) The loss of participants during an experiment
(theology) Imperfect contrition or remorse
(dentistry) The wearing of teeth due to their grinding
* (employment reduction by natural causes) natural wastage
* attrition damage
The act of consuming something.
The amount consumed.
- The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
(pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
(senseid)(pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
- gross national consumption
* autoconsumption, self-consumption.
* conspicuous consumption.