What is the difference between degradation and abjection?

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As nouns the difference between degradation and abjection

is that degradation is the act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop while abjection is a low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation {{defdate|first attested from around (1350 to 1470)}}.

degradation

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
  • The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
  • Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
  • (geology) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
  • A deleterious change in the chemical structure, physical properties or appearance of a material from natural or artificial exposure.
  • The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
  • Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
  • The gradual breakdown of components of a material, as a result of a natural element, i.e.: heat, cold and wind.
  • Derived terms

    * biodegradation

    abjection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
  • "An abjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever. "
  • (obsolete, chiefly, figuratively) Something cast off; garbage.
  • (obsolete) The act of bringing down or humbling; casting down.
  • "The abjection of the king and his realm. "
  • (obsolete) The act of casting off; rejection.
  • (biology, mycology) The act of dispersing or casting off spores.
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