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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Several areas of the campus have environmental remediation problems and have now been fenced off on orders of state officials to keep people away from contaminated soil. Gregory B. Hladky,, "Economic Development Report: New Businesses Opening Or Expanding All Over West Hartford," 27 Apr. 2018 Utilities will have to submit a groundwater monitoring plan to ADEM for approval, and take corrective action and remediation if necessary. Dennis Pillion,, "Alabama passed state coal ash rules: What's in them?," 25 Apr. 2018 But much of the region’s water is still laden with chemicals, and remediation efforts have been spotty. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018 The start to the demolition, which came after a week of asbestos remediation, marks one finale — for now — in the complicated and dramatic story that has enveloped this small church and Philadelphia’s development community throughout the last year. Caitlin Mccabe,, "Developer Ori Feibush begins demolition of Christian Street Baptist," 9 July 2018 Nobel economist James Heckman states that the best return on investment can come from early intervention, saving money on future remediation, social services and incarceration. charlotteobserver, "Ashley Christensen," 3 July 2018 That led to remediation plans in New Albany and at a farm near Elizabeth, Indiana, where excavations kicked off this month. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "An Indiana county is paying a steep price for burying toxic coal ash," 18 May 2018 During and after the remediation, Avast tracked ShadowPad and did forensic analysis on the Piriform computers compromised by the attackers. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Inside the Unnerving Supply Chain Attack That Corrupted CCleaner," 17 Apr. 2018 If the work is not completed by then, the city of Elgin has the authority to use developer funds being held by the city to pay for the remediation work. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Bright Oaks complying with court order to clean up Elgin Memory Care site," 6 July 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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