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sub·ven·tion

 (səb-vĕn′shən)
n.
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.]
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subvention

(səbˈvɛnʃən)
n
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]
subˈventionary adj
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sub•ven•tion

(səbˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
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.
[1400–50; < Late Latin subventiō aid = Latin subven(īre) to subvene + -tiō -tion]
sub•ven′tion•ar′y, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
supplying, provision, supply - the activity of supplying or providing something
Verb1.subvention - guarantee financial support ofsubvention - guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was subvented by a bank"
guarantee, undertake - promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners"
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subvention

noun
Something, as a gift, granted for a definite purpose:
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subvention

[səbˈvenʃən] N (frm) → subvención f
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subvention

[səbˈvɛnʃən] n (= subsidy) → subvention f
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subvention

nSubvention f
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As Bisno and Cox (1997) have noted, subventionary skills, or those skills social workers need to collaborate effectively with others in the community, seem to be as important in higher education as clinical skills.