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English definition of “mitigation”

mitigation

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/ formal
a reduction in how harmful, unpleasant, or bad something is: mitigation of sth The planning process should have addressed mitigation of damage to the environment.a mitigation plan/measure/project For every possible problem, there must be a mitigation measure in the plan.mitigation funds/grants/money The victims received federal aid in the form of disaster mitigation funds. mitigation costs/fees
in mitigation LAW in order to try to make a crime seem less serious: The defence lawyer also said in mitigation that her client didn't personally profit from the collapse of the finance company.
(Definition of mitigation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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