Curtailment Cur*tail"ment (k?r-t?l"ment), n. The act or result of curtailing or cutting off. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • curtailment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. decrease, condensation, cutback; see abbreviation 1 , 2 , reduction 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of decreasing: abatement, cut, cutback, decrease, decrement, diminishment, diminution, drain,… …   English dictionary for students

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