Meaning of “mitigation” in the English Dictionary

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mitigationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/ us 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)