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

Examples of remediation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Create a pilot lead-remediation program for early childhood providers, which would provide funds to install and maintain filters, replace lead fixtures and service lines and other clean-water initiatives. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's child care, early education efforts get $10 million boost," 26 Dec. 2019 Now, researchers are ready to try artificial remediation, by beaming radio waves into the belts. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "U.S. tests ways to sweep space clean of radiation after nuclear attack," 26 Dec. 2019 Her own charges keep up with grade-level curriculum material, even if that means extra tutoring or remediation time. Mary Beth Mccauley, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Thou shalt not steal’: Even someone else’s joy, says one educator," 13 Dec. 2019 JT Maier, owner of an Illinois AdvantaClean, which provides light environmental services including mold remediation, said artificial trees can be just as problematic because they might be covered in dust or mold if they haven’t been properly stored. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "If you’re sneezin’ this holiday season, your Christmas tree could be the reason," 10 Dec. 2019 The district’s position is that the school has not successfully implemented a remediation plan, but Duff still questioned how the recommendation to close the school was made. Hannah Leone,, "Chicago Board of Ed votes to close 2 charter schools, including Illinois’ first online public school: ‘You are breaking apart my family.’," 12 Dec. 2019 Harpswell: The town wants the Navy to protect the clam flats as part of its remediation plan for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. USA TODAY, "Surfboard proposal, Duke dorm opossum, Sky Bar’s back: News from around our 50 states," 15 Nov. 2019 But that, too, is off the table during the environmental remediation of the McDonald’s building. Heather Knight,, "Lowell High School student pushes plan to lower voting age," 15 Oct. 2019 Lennar had completed remediation on most of the island — out of 854 parcels, just 10 still need to be cleaned up. Janelle Bitker,, "‘Economic engine’: Vallejo’s Mare Island megaproject envisions thousands of new homes," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of remediation

1818, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2020

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“Remediation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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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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dull or mediocre

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