Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of subsiding, in any sense of the verb subside.
  • noun Synonyms Ebb, decrease, diminution, abatement.

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

  • noun The act or process of subsiding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of becoming less active or severe
  • noun A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity

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

  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
  • noun an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

Etymologies

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Latin subsidens, subsidentis, present participle of subsidere.

Examples

  • And, of course, at the very mention of the word subsidence, the assessor is likely to bring out his measuring tape and head for the nearest tree.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • While subsidence is certainly a piper that must ultimately, one day, be paid, we have to think about these things on appropriate timelines.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Of all the threats facing southeast Louisiana in the age of global warming, subsidence is the most daunting, because it is a problem without a solution.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Of all the threats facing southeast Louisiana in the age of global warming, subsidence is the most daunting, because it is a problem without a solution.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • In particular, I cite the case of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta where residential development on below sea level land that has 1.5 ft. per decade subsidence is just plain idiotic where growth is good developers pour money into local political campaigns with great results for them and bad results for the public.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » More Free Market Environmentalism

  • The problem with relief is that it is defined as a subsidence of tension when a threat has been overcome or proved false.

    Handbook of Stress

  • Actually it says that "inferred from the data that long-term subsidence rates are more on the order of a fraction of a millimeter per year rather than 10 millimeters."

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  • They also inferred from the data that long-term subsidence rates are more on the order of a fraction of a millimeter per year rather than 10 millimeters.

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  • Actually it says that "inferred from the data that long-term subsidence rates are more on the order of a fraction of a millimeter per year rather than 10 millimeters."

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  • They also inferred from the data that long-term subsidence rates are more on the order of a fraction of a millimeter per year rather than 10 millimeters.

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