- I(Roget's IV) n.II(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of decreasing: abatement, cut, cutback, decrease, decrement, diminishment, diminution, drain, reduction, slash, slowdown, taper. See INCREASE.
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Curtailment — Cur*tail ment (k?r t?l ment), n. The act or result of curtailing or cutting off. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
curtailment — I noun abatement, abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, compression, condensation, constriction, contraction, cut back, cutting down, cutting off, declension, decline, decrease, decrescence, depression, deprivation, diminishment, diminution,… … Law dictionary
curtailment — [[t]kɜː(r)te͟ɪlmənt[/t]] N SING: usu N of n The curtailment of something is the act of reducing or limiting it. [FORMAL] ...a considerable curtailment of military spending. ...the curtailment of presidential power … English dictionary
curtailment — curtail UK US /kɜːˈteɪl/ verb [T] ► to reduce or limit something: »The Federal Reserve raised interest rates slightly to curtail inflation. »The last government severely curtailed trade union rights. curtailment noun [C or U] ► »They will not… … Financial and business terms
curtailment — curtail ► VERB ▪ reduce in extent or quantity. DERIVATIVES curtailment noun. ORIGIN from obsolete curtal «horse with a docked tail», from Latin curtus, influenced by TAIL(Cf. ↑tailless) … English terms dictionary
curtailment — noun Date: 1794 the act of curtailing ; the state of being curtailed … New Collegiate Dictionary
curtailment — See curtailer. * * * … Universalium
curtailment — noun The act of curtailing … Wiktionary
Curtailment — The act of contracting or reducing operations of a company in the hope of bringing it financial or operational stability. This management technique is often used when a company has grown too fast and is unable to effectively manage its operations … Investment dictionary
curtailment — Synonyms and related words: abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, arrest, arrestation, astriction, astringency, attrition, bereavement, bottleneck, cervix, check, cheeseparing, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction,… … Moby Thesaurus