re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of remediation 

: the act or process of remedying remediation of reading problems

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remediate \ ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ˌāt \ transitive verb

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In recent years, the school designated two ISTEP coordinators for English and math to crunch data and focus on remediation for struggling students. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Annual reports provide wealth of school data for parents," 30 Mar. 2018 The cyberattack cost Merck about $670 million in 2017, including sales losses and manufacturing and remediation-related expenses, according to the company. Adam Janofsky, WSJ, "One Year After NotPetya Cyberattack, Firms Wrestle With Recovery Costs," 27 June 2018 The full scope of the environmental exposure to GenX is still to be determined—as is the best approach to remediation. Ken Otterbourg, Fortune, "Teflon’s River of Fear," 24 May 2018 Another unresolved issue, according to the park district, is whether the park district or the city would be financially responsible for any environmental remediation that may be required in the future because the property once served as a landfill. Karen Berkowitz,, "City, park district nearing deal on Highland Park Country Club sale: officials," 22 May 2018 And disaster remediation company Xtreme Disaster Recovery LLC leased 1,890 square feet at 1827 Business Center Lane. Mary Shanklin,, "Stetson University expands historic Union Building," 28 Mar. 2018 Now, seven months after Hite unveiled the remediation plan, only two of the 30 schools have been finished: George W. Nebinger and Andrew Jackson Elementary, both in South Philadelphia. Dylan Purcell,, "Can Philadelphia school officials be trusted with millions in state money to clean up lead paint?," 12 July 2018 Everyone should have levels in their home tested once, then again after remediation, if it is needed — and certainly before moving into a new residence. Houston Chronicle, "YouDocs0514," 13 May 2018 Despite the cost of the cleanup at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site more than tripling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not alter its remediation plans, the agency said. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "EPA finalizes $85M cost estimate for East Chicago cleanup," 27 Apr. 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 \

Medical Definition of remediation 

: the act or process of remedying remediation of learning disabilities


re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Legal Definition of remediation 

1 : the act or process of remedying

2 : the act or process of remediating

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