Definitions

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  • n. The act of curtailing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or result of curtailing or cutting off.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of cutting off or down; a shortening; decrease or diminution: as, the curtailment of expenses was demanded.

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

  • 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

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Examples

  • Although coal has been replaced by electricity for many industrial uses, and by oil for many heating purposes, it is still a major source of industrial energy, as well as a major source of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.

    Canada's Coal Problem

  • This is Wayne and I will just address the question in parts, as you know that the plant is curtailed and we hope that its short term curtailment but its based on several factors coming into alignment that being a enabling power contractor both long-term and low cost that is also requiring a long global as the United sea orders given that facility of which we have an extension of that agreement through August 2010.

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  • 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.

    Illegal to smoke in a car with a child present.

  • "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,"

    IndustryWeek Forums - Chain Reactions

  • Meanwhile, the farmers, companies, cities and others who would be affected by the shutoff - known as curtailment - worked to learn more about their situation and find ways to avoid it.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • 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

    Multichannel News: Business News

  • 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.

    Bob Burnett: Obama's First 100 Days: The Economy

  • That is when operators do something called "curtailment" of the turbines, and that is when New Sky's technology can and should run.

    Anne Butterfield: Boulder Start-up to Profit on Atmospheric CO2 in Manufacturing

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