mitigation

  • 1 Mitigation — may refer to: mitigation of global warming in climate science environmental mitigation in public administration; also, in particular: Mitigation banking The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 disaster mitigation in emergency management; also, in… …

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  • 2 mitigation — [ mitigasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; de mitiger ♦ Didact. Action de mitiger. ⇒ adoucissement. Dr. Mitigation des peines : substitution, en vertu de la loi et par égard pour la faiblesse physique du condamné, d une peine plus douce à la peine infligée. ⊗… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 mitigation — UK US /ˌmɪtɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun [U] FORMAL ► a reduction in how harmful, unpleasant, or bad something is: mitigation of sth »The planning process should have addressed mitigation of damage to the environment. a mitigation plan/measure/project »For… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 mitigation — I noun abatement, abridgment, adjustment, alleviation, assuagement, attenuation, comforting, decrease, diminishment, diminution, easing, lessening, levamentum, levatio, lightening, mitigatio, moderation, palliation, reduction, relaxation, relief …

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  • 5 Mitigation — Mit i*ga tion, n. [OE. mitigacioun, F. mitigation, fr. L. mitigatio.] The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 mitigation — (n.) mid 14c., from L. mitigationem (nom. mitigatio), noun of action from pp. stem of mitigare (see MITIGATE (Cf. mitigate)) …

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  • 7 mitigation — Mitigation, Mitigatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 Mitigation — la Mitigation (d après le mot latine mitigare) est utilisée dans le domaine du risque ou des études d impact et surtout dans les pays anglo saxons pour désigner des systèmes moyens et mesures d atténuation d effets, par exemple en matière de… …

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  • 9 mitigation — [[t]mɪ̱tɪge͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] 1) PHRASE: PHR with cl If someone, especially in a court, is told something in mitigation, they are told something that makes a crime or fault easier to understand and excuse. [FORMAL] Kieran Coonan QC told the judge in… …

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  • 10 mitigation — mit|i|ga|tion [ˌmıtıˈgeıʃən] n [U] 1.) in mitigation law if you say something in mitigation, you try to make someone s crime or mistake seem less serious or show that they were not completely responsible ▪ The captain added, in mitigation, that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 mitigation — noun (U) 1 in mitigation law if you say something in mitigation, you try to make someone s crime or mistake seem less serious or show that they were not completely responsible: The captain added, in mitigation, that the engines may have been… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 MITIGATION — s. f. Adoucissement. La règle de cet ordre avait besoin de mitigation. Il faudrait apporter à cette loi quelque mitigation. La mitigation des peines …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 mitigation — (mi ti ga sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Action de mitiger. La mitigation de la douleur.    Fig. Action d atténuer. •   Les mitigations de Mélanchthon les avaient menés [les luthériens] peu à peu des excès de Luther...., BOSSUET Diss.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 MITIGATION — n. f. T. didactique Adoucissement. La mitigation des peines de l’enfer …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 mitigation — mit·i·ga·tion .mit ə gā shən n 1) the act of mitigating or state of being mitigated <the cure, prevention, or mitigation of disease (Encyc. Americana)> 2) something that mitigates <a large number of drugs and mitigations...at the clinic… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 mitigation — noun Mitigation is used after these nouns: ↑risk …

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  • 17 mitigation — mit|i|ga|tion [ ,mıtı geıʃn ] noun uncount 1. ) FORMAL a reduction in the harmful effects of something: a project involving pollution mitigation 2. ) LEGAL things that are said in a court of law to explain why someone committed a crime so that it …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 mitigation — UK [ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] 1) formal a reduction in the harmful effects of something a project involving pollution mitigation 2) legal things that are said in a court of law to explain why someone committed a crime so that it… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 mitigation — mitigate ► VERB 1) make less severe, serious, or painful. 2) (mitigating) (of a fact or circumstance) lessening the gravity or culpability of an action. DERIVATIVES mitigation noun. USAGE The words mitigate and militate are often confused …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 mitigation — noun see mitigate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary