Deformation vs Degradation - What's the difference?

deformation | degradation |


As nouns the difference between deformation and degradation

is that deformation is deformation while degradation is degradation.

deformation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of deforming, or state of being deformed.
  • A transformation; change of shape.
  • 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