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a·bate·ment

 (ə-bāt′mənt)
n.
1. Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
2. The amount lowered; a reduction.
3. Law The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
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abatement

(əˈbeɪtmənt)
n
1. diminution or alleviation; decrease
2. suppression or termination: the abatement of a nuisance.
3. the amount by which something is reduced, such as the cost of an article
4. (Law) property law a decrease in the payment to creditors or legatees when the assets of the debtor or estate are insufficient to meet all payments in full
5. (Law) property law (formerly) a wrongful entry on land by a stranger who takes possession after the death of the owner and before the heir has entered into possession
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a•bate•ment

(əˈbeɪt mənt)

n.
1. reduction or alleviation; decrease.
2. suppression or termination: noise abatement.
3. an amount deducted, as from the full price or tax.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abatement - an interruption in the intensity or amount of somethingabatement - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
defervescence - abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
remission, subsidence, remittal - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
2.abatement - the act of abatingabatement - the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"
mitigation, moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
abatement of a nuisance, nuisance abatement - (law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance
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abatement

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abatement

noun
2. The act or process of becoming less active or intense:
3. An amount deducted:
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Translations
تَخْفِيف، مَبْلَغ مُسقَط مِن الضَّريبه
zeslabenízmírnění
formindskelsereduktion
enyhülés
minnkun, lækkun
zmenšenie
azal ma

abatement

[əˈbeɪtmənt] N
1. (= reduction) [of wind, storm] → amaine m; [of fever, flood] → bajada f; [of anger] → aplacamiento m; [of enthusiasm] → moderación f; [of pain, symptoms] → remisión f
2. (Jur) [of noise, pollution] (= elimination) → eliminación f; (= reduction) → disminución f, moderación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

abatement

[əˈbeɪtmənt] n
noise abatement → lutte f contre le bruit
noise abatement society → ligue pour la lutte contre le bruit
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abatement

nNachlassen nt; (of storm, eagerness, interest also)Abflauen nt; (of pain also)Abklingen nt; (of flood)Rückgang m; (of rent, tax)Senkung f; the noise abatement societydie Gesellschaft zur Bekämpfung von Lärm
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abatement

[əˈbeɪtmənt] n (frm) (of pollution, noise) → soppressione f, eliminazione f
Noise Abatement Society associazione contro l'inquinamento acustico
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abate

(əˈbeit) verb
to become less. The storm abated.
aˈbatement noun
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References in classic literature ?
For perhaps they have heard some talk, Such an one is a great rich man, and another except to it, Yea, but he hath a great charge of children; as if it were an abatement to his riches.
But much abatement is necessary with respect to the incredible bulk he assigns it.
Her beauty was still the object of desire, though greater beauty, or a fresher object, might have been more so; but the little abatement which fruition had occasioned to this was highly overbalanced by the considerations of the affection which she visibly bore him, and of the situation into which he had brought her.
The next morning produced no abatement in these happy symptoms.
Her dejection had no abatement from anything passing around her; a friend or two of her father's, as always happened if he was not with them, spent the long, long evening there; and from six o'clock till half-past nine, there was little intermission of noise or grog.
Without, I trust, any abatement of my affectionate solicitude for him as a friend, I began to regard him as a patient, rich in possibilities of profitable study.
An hour or more passed; the storm showed no signs of abatement. Their speed now rarely exceeded ten or fifteen miles an hour.
At noon it poured down more hopelessly and heavily than ever without the faintest promise of abatement.
When a thing suited him he paid the price demanded, without thinking to ask for any abatement. D'Artagnan would have remonstrated at this; but Athos put his hand upon his shoulder, with a smile, and D'Artagnan understood that it was all very well for such a little Gascon gentleman as himself to drive a bargain, but not for a man who had the bearing of a prince.
In anticipation of a long residence, and, for the consideration of a considerable abatement in price, she had fortunately paid six months' rent in advance; thus removing from Adrienne the apprehension of having no place in which to cover her head, for some time to come.
Fouquet has made an abatement of a third, so that the people have been plundered, without your majesty profiting by it.
The evening wore away with no abatement of this soothing politeness; and her spirits were gradually raised to a modest tranquillity.