curtailment


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cur·tail

 (kər-tāl′)
tr.v. cur·tailed, cur·tail·ing, cur·tails
To cut short or reduce: We curtailed our conversation when other people entered the room. See Synonyms at shorten.

[Middle English curtailen, to restrict, probably blend of Old French courtauld, docked; see curtal, and Middle English taillen, to cut (from Old French tailler; see tailor).]

cur·tail′er n.
cur·tail′ment n.

curtailment

- The removal of the last letter of a word to leave another word (e.g. goon becomes goo).
See also related terms for removal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curtailment - the temporal property of being cut short
shortness - the property of being of short temporal extent; "the shortness of air travel time"
2.curtailment - the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
3.curtailment - the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
saving, economy - an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"

curtailment

noun cutting, reduction, docking, lessening, cutback, cutting short, retrenchment He supports the curtailment of military spending.

curtailment

noun
Translations
تَقْصـيـر
zkrácení
afkortningbegrænsning
megnyirbálás
stytting; minnkun
kısa kesmekısaltma

curtailment

[kɜːˈteɪlmənt] N (= restriction) → restricción f; (= shortening) → acortamiento m; [of expenditure] → reducción f

curtailment

[kɜːrˈteɪlmənt] n
(= cutting short) [visit, holiday] → interruption f
(= restriction) [powers, freedom] → limitation f
(= cutting back) [spending] → réduction f

curtailment

nKürzung f

curtailment

[kɜːˈteɪlmənt] n (of holiday) → interruzione f; (of wages, financial support) → riduzione f

curtail

(kəˈteil) verb
make less, shorter etc (than was originally intended). I've had to curtail my visit.
curˈtailment noun
References in classic literature ?
But Tarzan tired of it, as he found that kingship meant the curtailment of his liberty.
The adventure decided me never again to leave the limits of my prescribed stamping grounds until I was ready to venture forth for good and all, as it would certainly result in a curtailment of my liberties, as well as the probable death of Woola, were we to be discovered.
I left her to think so still: but she little knew how long, how wearisome those fourteen weeks of absence had been to me; how intensely I had longed for my holidays, how greatly I was disappointed at their curtailment.
Civilization meant to Tarzan of the Apes a curtailment of freedom in all its aspects--freedom of action, freedom of thought, freedom of love, freedom of hate.
The Moslem Archbishop had been emphatic and over-arrogant; the young prince was merely sulky at the curtailment of his privileges, but there was no need he should continue a correspondence which might some day compromise him.
It was a deliberate curtailment which somehow made the phrases more impressive.
China-based CNE's 'BB-' rating is supported by its considerable scale, with 819MW of consolidated wind-powered generation capacity spread across 20 projects in areas with low curtailment risk and a stable feed-in-tariff (FiT) regime.
SRINAGAR -- Ahead of chilly winter months, Kashmir will be facing twenty one- hour power cut in metered areas in a week and forty two- hour cut in non- metered areas, as per the curtailment schedule of Power Development Department.
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Now, it will only pave to buy 10 percent of Sts power from BPA--the same amount of power the plant would use if the curtailment went through land everything except the casthouse shut down, said plant manager Barry Hullett.
The power interruption in several places in Mindanao has worsened as the state-owned National Power Corporation and National Grid Corporation increased power curtailment to five hours now.
dollars) record-high curtailment in the federal budget Friday.