re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce remediation (audio) \

Definition of remediation

: the act or process of remedying remediation of reading problems

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remediate \ ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ˌāt How to pronounce remediate (audio) \ transitive verb

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In Europe the regulatory remediation has gone further, but action in the U.S. seems inevitable too. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "California’s Tech Titans Fight Fires of Their Own," 16 Nov. 2018 In 2011, after decades of local complaints, the Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Hovensa LLC, including $5.37 million in fines and $700 million in remediation to control air pollution. Tim Craig, Washington Post, "Hurricanes left behind mountains of trash in the Virgin Islands — and there’s nowhere to put it," 4 Mar. 2018 Although the bank and the consultant will be able to independently guide that work, the DFS retained the discretion to direct remediation. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Standard Chartered’s New York Branch Compliance Monitoring to End," 21 Nov. 2018 The company’s internal investigation, its cooperation, remediation and the presence and effectiveness of Cognizant’s pre-existing compliance program also played a role, prosecutors said in a letter to Cognizant’s lawyers. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Cognizant Case Shows How Firms Can Avoid Charges Even Amid Alleged Wrongdoing," 20 Feb. 2019 In regard to Ford Intermediate School in Brook Park, Grosse said contractors will be assessing that building the week of April 23 to calculate asbestos remediation and demolition costs. Beth Mlady,, "Berea school board gets update on new high school, locker survey results," 17 Apr. 2018 Town officials in March 2017 estimated that under the original $5 million purchase price, the town would have had to spend $11 million in remediation and demolition. Mikaela Porter,, "Malloy Says Financial Tech Company Will Relocate To Former UConn Campus In West Hartford," 3 July 2018 The bank then began a process of remediation and cooperation within the bounds of Swiss law, prosecutors said. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Swiss Bank to Pay $60.4 Million for Helping Americans Evade Taxes," 28 Aug. 2018 Six cents of each 10 cents collected would be placed in a new environmental remediation fund for waterway cleanup. Karen Farkas,, "Lakewood might weigh in on Cuyahoga County's long-stalled proposal to charge fees on bags," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of remediation

1818, in the meaning defined above

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re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmēd-ē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce remediation (audio) \

Medical Definition of remediation

: the act or process of remedying remediation of learning disabilities


re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce remediation (audio) \

Legal Definition of remediation

1 : the act or process of remedying
2 : the act or process of remediating

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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