American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act, manner, or method of handling or dealing with someone or something: "the right to equal treatment in the criminal and juvenile justice system” ( Susan C. Ross).
- n. Informal The usual methods of dealing with a given situation: gave the opposing team the treatment.
- n. Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy.
- n. The substance or remedy so applied.
- n. A written sketch outlining the plot, characters, and action for a screenplay but not including certain elements of a finished screenplay, such as camera directions and dialogue.
- n. An adaptation of a novel or other literary work that serves as the basis for a screenplay.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or the manner of treating, in any sense.
- n. The process or manner of treating someone or something.
- n. Medical care for an illness or injury.
- n. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something.
- n. countable A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject.
- n. countable, film A brief, third-person, present-tense summary of a proposed film.
- n. obsolete entertainment; treat
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or manner of treating; management; manipulation; handling; usage.
- n. obsolete Entertainment; treat.
- n. the management of someone or something
- n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
- n. care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
- n. a manner of dealing with something artistically
- treat + -ment. Compare French traitement. (Wiktionary)
“But when this treatment increases the pain, or fails altogether to remove it, we have a trouble which calls for the _very opposite treatment_.”
“This condition was the result of neglected treatment of decayed teeth.] _The treatment_ consists in the prompt removal of the tooth.”
“The difference in treatment is that the public is vicious when the offender professes their morality, to wit, family values.”
“It could also be that we invest a lot in treatment because believing that we are getting the best treatment is an effective treatment.”
“The disparity in treatment is disgusting and inhumane in my opinion and more has to be done to address working conditions of foreign laborers in the Middle East.”
“Also, as you are no doubt aware Dr Newmania, the first step in treatment is to admit that your standing has a problem.”
“I like the title treatment, it's makes you differeniate this film from the videogames, contemporaizes it…looking forward to what will hopefully be beautiful mindless entertainment in the true spirit of the game…at least it looks like the game…and Gyllenhaal seems to be embracing the prickishness of the protag.”
“This disparity in treatment is the effect of ersatz social Marxism which is very brave in its deconstruction of benign authority but squirms gutlessly in the face of Islam.”
“Generally, the first step in treatment is to make patients believe that diabetes is a disease that can be effectively controlled.”
“Summit has debuted the title treatment for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”.”
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