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 Their removal, and the remediation of some drainage and electrical issues at the site, will make the property more useful. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Cleveland to demolish 2 warehouses near FirstEnergy Stadium for 2021 NFL draft, future uses," 24 Dec. 2020 That professional-grade remediation won’t happen overnight -- nor without dollars (looking at you, Oncor) and naturalists' watchful eyes. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Oncor carved out part of White Rock Lake’s heart. How does Dallas stop the next land massacre?," 23 Oct. 2020 Of those 14,000 sites, EGLE this year funded remediation activities at about 450. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Most of Michigan's 24,000 contaminated sites await cleanup that might never come," 20 Dec. 2020 Per the contract, Lockheed Martin is responsible for funding and implementing all of the demolition and sediment remediation work, with General Dynamics on the hook for $850,000 in costs. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lockheed Martin set to perform state-ordered cleanup of toxic substances in San Diego Bay," 15 Dec. 2020 Professional mold remediation generally costs about $1,500 to $3,150, or $15 to $30 per square foot, according to HomeGuide, a home-services referral website. Roberta Pescow, Star Tribune, "For these home improvement projects, it's best to hire a pro," 12 Dec. 2020 But thousands more have yet to be cleaned in the largest remediation project of its kind in California. Tony Barboza Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Court allows Exide to abandon a toxic site in Vernon. Taxpayers will fund the cleanup," 16 Oct. 2020 The remediation project is a multi-agency collaboration of local, state and federal land agencies working together to improve recreational opportunities in Prescott National Forest southwest of Cottonwood. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "New hiking trails near Sedona hint at bigger things to come. Here's how to explore them," 16 Oct. 2020 Expenses also included $961 million of customer remediation payments resulting from the bank’s ongoing efforts to resolve its sales-practices scandal. Ben Eisen, WSJ, "Wells Fargo Earnings Drop 56% Despite Pandemic Hit Subsiding," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of remediation

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remediation was in 1818

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“Remediation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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