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CURTAILMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does curtailment mean? 

CURTAILMENT (noun)
  The noun CURTAILMENT has 3 senses:

1. the temporal property of being cut short
2. the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
3. the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable

  Familiarity information: CURTAILMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CURTAILMENT (noun)


Sense 1curtailment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The temporal property of being cut short

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("curtailment" is a kind of...):

shortness (the property of being of short temporal extent)


Sense 2curtailment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

curtailment; suppression

Context example:

a suppression of the newspaper

Hypernyms ("curtailment" is a kind of...):

restraint (the of act controlling by restraining someone or something)


Sense 3curtailment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

downsizing; retrenchment; curtailment

Hypernyms ("curtailment" is a kind of...):

economy; saving (an act of economizing; reduction in cost)


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