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1. Provision of help, aid, or support.
2. An endowment or a subsidy, as that given by a government to an institution for research; a grant of financial aid.
[Middle English subvencioun, a subsidy by the state, from Old French subvention, monetary assistance, from Late Latin subventiō, subventiōn-, assistance, from Latin subventus, past participle of subvenīre, to come to help : sub-, beneath, behind; see sub- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a grant, aid, or subsidy, as from a government to an educational institution
2. the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
3. (General Sporting Terms) sport a fee paid indirectly to a supposedly amateur athlete for appearing at a meeting
[C15: from Late Latin subventiō assistance, from Latin subvenīre to subvene]
1. a grant of money, as by a government, in aid or support of an institution or undertaking.
2. the furnishing of aid or relief.
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|Noun||1.||subvention - grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution|
subsidy - a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public; "a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"
|2.||subvention - the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort|
|Verb||1.||subvention - guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was subvented by a bank"|