ad·​dress·​al ə-ˈdre-səl How to pronounce addressal (audio)
: the act of addressing something (such as a problem or issue)
The positivist belief that science is geared to uncovering facts and their connections in reality, leaves unaccounted for the manner in which science relates to the definition and addressal of social "problems" in society.Norma R. A. Romm, Accountability in Social Research, 2001
Title X of the U.S. Code … states only that women will not serve in combatant ships or airplanes. There is no addressal of their role in the ground forces.William P. Lawrence, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 1990

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of addressal was in 1971

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“Addressal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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