(?), n. [F. dtritus, fr. L. detritus, p. p. of deterere. See Detriment.] 1. (Geol.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
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For large portions, the word dbris is used.
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2. Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration.
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The mass of detritus of which modern languages are composed.
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