Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; alleviation; abatement or diminution of anything harsh, painful, severe, afflictive, calamitous, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous.

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  • noun relief; alleviation

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

  • noun a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
  • noun the action of lessening in severity or intensity
  • noun to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

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Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2009

  • OSTERHOLM: In that case, that is what we call mitigation as opposed to containment.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2009

  • And B, we have instituted additional screening in what we call mitigation measures that will be continuing for a while.

    "Out of Context" My A_s . . . .

  • And B, we have instituted additional screening in what we call mitigation measures that will be continuing for a while.

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  • And we have instituted more screening and what we call mitigation measures at airports.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2009

  • And we have instituted more screening and what we call mitigation measures at airports.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2009

  • This all has lead under the law for the requirement now for Secretary Gates to come up with what they call a mitigation plan.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2004

  • His Honor enquired whether Mr. Barry had any affidavits in mitigation of punishment.

    The Trial of William Pearson

  • If sound mitigation is your goal, several options to consider.

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