Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject.
  • n. A brief, third-person, present-tense summary of a proposed film.
  • n. entertainment; treat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or manner of treating; management; manipulation; handling; usage.
  • n. Entertainment; treat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or the manner of treating, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

treat +‎ -ment. Compare French traitement. (Wiktionary)

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