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wear-out

[wair-out] /ˈwɛərˌaʊt/
noun
1.
the act or fact of wearing out; a worn-out condition:
wear-out at the knees of pants.
Also, wearout.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase wear out
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  • These things have known average lifetimes and wear-out mechanisms, so it's time to replace all six gyroscopes.

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