Abatement

  • 1 abatement — abate·ment /ə bāt mənt/ n 1: the act or process of abating or the state of being abated challenged the abatement of her bequest abatement of a private nuisance by self help W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton 2: an amount abated …

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  • 2 Abatement — may refer to:*Abatement of debts and legacies, a common law doctrine of wills that holds that when the equitable assets of a deceased person are not sufficient to satisfy fully all the creditors, their debts must abate proportionately, and they… …

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  • 3 Abatement — A*bate ment ( ment), n. [OF. abatement, F. abattement.] 1. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 abatement — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. abatement, from abattre (see ABATE (Cf. abate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 abatement — *deduction, rebate, discount Antonyms: addition Contrasted words: increment, accretion, accession (see ADDITION): increase, augmentation, enlargement (see corresponding verbs at INCREASE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 abatement — [ə bāt′mənt] n. [OFr: see ABATE] 1. a lessening or reduction 2. an amount deducted; extent of a reduction 3. Law the termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc …

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  • 7 abatement — abate a‧bate [əˈbeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] formal to become less strong or damaging, or to make something do this: • The level of wage settlements has shown no signs of abating in recent months. abatement noun [uncountable] …

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  • 8 abatement — /euh bayt meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or state of abating or the state of being abated; reduction; decrease; alleviation; mitigation. 2. suppression or termination: abatement of a nuisance; noise abatement. 3. an amount deducted or subtracted, as from …

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  • 9 Abatement — A reduction in the level of taxation faced by an individual or company. Examples of an abatement include a tax decrease, a reduction in penalties or a rebate. If an individual or business overpays its taxes or receives a tax bill that is too high …

    Investment dictionary

  • 10 abatement — A reduction, a decrease, or a diminution. The suspension or cessation, in whole or in part, of a continuing charge, such as rent. Legacies. A proportional diminution or reduction of the pecuniary legacies, when the funds or assets out of which… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 abatement — A reduction, a decrease, or a diminution. The suspension or cessation, in whole or in part, of a continuing charge, such as rent. Legacies. A proportional diminution or reduction of the pecuniary legacies, when the funds or assets out of which… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 abatement — [[t]əbe͟ɪtmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N Abatement means a reduction in the strength or power of something or the reduction of it. [FORMAL] It was not an environment conducive to the abatement of his hypochondria. ...noise abatement …

    English dictionary

  • 13 abatement — noun 1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something • Syn: ↑suspension, ↑respite, ↑reprieve, ↑hiatus • Derivationally related forms: ↑abate, ↑suspend (for: ↑ …

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  • 14 abatement — noun 1) the storm rages with no sign of abatement Syn: subsiding, dying down/away/out, lessening, easing (off), letup, decrease, moderation, decline, ebb 2) noise abatement Syn: decrease, reduction …

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  • 15 abatement — noun 1) the storm still rages with no sign of abatement Syn: subsiding, dying down/away/out, lessening, easing (off), let up 2) noise abatement Syn: reduction, control …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 abatement — noun a) The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof. b) The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of… …

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  • 17 abatement — noun Abatement is used after these nouns: ↑pollution …

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  • 18 abatement — a|bate|ment [ ə beıtmənt ] noun uncount FORMAL a reduction in something harmful or unpleasant: noise/pollution abatement …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 abatement — UK [əˈbeɪtmənt] / US noun [uncountable] formal a reduction in something harmful or unpleasant noise/pollution abatement …

    English dictionary

  • 20 abatement — a•bate•ment [[t]əˈbeɪt mənt[/t]] n. 1) reduction or alleviation; decrease 2) suppression or termination: noise abatement[/ex] 3) bus an amount deducted, as from the full price or tax • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < MF …

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