Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; alleviation; abatement or diminution of anything harsh, painful, severe, afflictive, calamitous, or the like.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous.
- n. a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
- n. the action of lessening in severity or intensity
- n. to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
“And B, we have instituted additional screening in what we call mitigation measures that will be continuing for a while.”
“NAPOLITANO: We have instituted more screening, what we call mitigation measures at airports, so I would advise you during this heavy holiday season just to arrive a bit early and to know that we're going to be different -- doing different things at different airports.”
“OSTERHOLM: In that case, that is what we call mitigation as opposed to containment.”
“And we have instituted more screening and what we call mitigation measures at airports.”
“This all has lead under the law for the requirement now for Secretary Gates to come up with what they call a mitigation plan.”
“But certainly there will be some experts, what they call mitigation experts, who will, again, talk about the fact he had no criminal history, no violent history and also talk about the horrors of life in prison, you know, saying it's no walk in the park.”
“His Honor enquired whether Mr. Barry had any affidavits in mitigation of punishment.”
“If sound mitigation is your goal, several options to consider.”
“Emission mitigation is as easy as a moratorium on coal power plants in favor of nuclear.”
“An example of mitigation is switching from coal to natural gas to produce electricity.”
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