Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of cutting off or down; a shortening; decrease or diminution: as, the curtailment of expenses was demanded.
- n. The act of curtailing
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or result of curtailing or cutting off.
- n. the temporal property of being cut short
- n. the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
- n. the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
“Although coal has been replaced by electricity for many industrial uses, and by oil for many heating purposes, it is still a major source of industrial energy, as well as a major source of domestic heating, to an extent that any serious shortage of supply must result in curtailment of industrial production, consequential unemployment, and suffering in Canadian homes.”
“In principle, I agree with this, but I don't agree that curtailing someone's right to expose children to toxic, carcinogenic smoke can really be called a curtailment of personal freedom anymore, given what we know about this substance.”
“The curtailment is a result of uncertainty in obtaining future power supply for the smelters at competitive rates and the financial impact of (the) European Commission decision,”
“CURTAILMENTS AND SETTLEMENTS 15.1 A curtailment occurs when an entity either reduces the number of employees covered by the plan or amends the terms of a defined benefit plan.”
“The curtailment is a result of uncertainty in obtaining future power supply for the smelters at competitive rates and the financial impact of today's European Commission (EC) decision that Italy's extension of the existing electricity tariff after 2005 did not comply with European Union (EU) state aid rules and that a portion of the benefit received by Alcoa must be refunded.”
“The curtailment is a result of uncertainty in obtaining future power supply for the smelters at competitive rates and the financial impact of today's European Commission”
“The Obama administration has to be hard-nosed about further relief for financial institutions: demand a greater equity stake and more stringent controls over spending - such as curtailment of dividend payments and executive bonuses.”
“That is when operators do something called "curtailment" of the turbines, and that is when New Sky's technology can and should run.”
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