Abatement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbeɪtmənt|  American pronunciation of the word abatement
Brit.  |əˈbeɪtm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word abatement

noun

- an interruption in the intensity or amount of something (syn: hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension)
- the act of abating

laws enforcing noise abatement

Examples

...entitled to a tax abatement for child care expenses...

...there's been a significant abatement in noise from the floor above since the upstairs neighbors installed carpets...

The firm was offered a five-year tax abatement.

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