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Meaning of MITIGATION

Pronunciation:  m`itig'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
  2. [n]  a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
 

MITIGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: extenuation, extenuation, palliation
 
 See Also: alibi, decrease, diminution, exculpation, excuse, reduction, self-justification, step-down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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,
rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.

Syn: Alleviation; abatement; relief.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Mitigation includes any one or more of the following approaches with an emphasis on attempting those measures in the sequence in which they are listed:
    1. avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action;
    2. minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation;
    3. rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the impacted environment;
    4. reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action; and
    5. compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments.
  2. Measures added to a project to reduce, prevent, or correct its impact. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with “compensation” which accurately means “replacement.”
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A reduction, abatement, or diminution of a penalty or punishment imposed by law.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abatement, about-face, abridgment, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, allayment, alleviation, allowance, alteration, amelioration, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, apostasy, appeasement, assuagement, attenuation, attrition, benevolence, betterment, blunting, break, calming, change, change of heart, changeableness, clemency, color, commiseration, compassion, condolence, constructive change, continuity, contraction, conversion, dampening, damping, deadening, debilitation, decontamination, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, defection, deflation, degeneration, degenerative change, demulsion, depreciation, depression, deterioration, deviation, devitalization, difference, dilution, diminishment, diminution, discontinuity, divergence, diversification, diversion, diversity, dulcification, dulling, dying, dying off, ease, easement, easing, effemination, enervation, enfeeblement, evisceration, exhaustion, extenuating circumstances, extenuation, extenuative, fade-out, falling-off, fatigue, favor, feeling, fitting, flip-flop, forbearance, forgiveness, gilding, gloss, grace, gradual change, humanity, hushing, improvement, inanition, kindness, languishment, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, lowering, lulling, melioration, mercy, miniaturization, modification, modulation, mollification, numbing, overthrow, pacification, palliation, palliative, pardon, pathos, pity, qualification, quarter, quietening, quieting, radical change, realignment, re-creation, redesign, reduction, reform, reformation, relaxation, relief, remaking, remedy, remission, renewal, reprieve, reshaping, restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution, ruth, sagging, salving, scaling down, self-pity, shift, simplicity, slackening, softening, soothing, subduement, subtraction, sudden change, switch, sympathy, tempering, thinning, total change, tranquilization, transition, turn, turnabout, upheaval, variation, variety, varnish, violent change, weakening, whitewash, whitewashing, worsening
 

 

 

 

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