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.
Bloomfield, 'I thought, as you had seen your friends so lately, you would not care for a longer stay.' 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. Yet she was not to blame in this.
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.
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.
Alcoa announced that it would idle the plant in November of last year, with plans for full curtailment at the end of the first quarter this year.
ISLAMABAD -- Caretaker Prime Minister Justice A(r) Nasir-ul-Mulk has directed Ministry of Power to take steps for curtailment of power sector losses so as to improve overall system efficiency and sustainability of the power sector.
Nasir-ul-Mulk has directed the Ministry of Power to take steps for curtailment of power sector losses so as to improve overall system efficiency and sustainability of the power sector.
Curtailment of renewable power improved, with 8.7% of wind power and 3.6% of solar power wasted in 1H18 across the industry, decreasing by 5.0 percentage points (pp) and 3.2 pp yoy, respectively.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan ( CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa while pronouncing decision of his first case in the capacity of chief justice has rejected the plea seeking curtailment in sentence by a person convicted in drugs case