Meaning of “subsidence” in the English Dictionary

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"subsidence" in British English

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subsidencenoun [ U ]

uk /səbˈsaɪ.dəns/ /ˈsʌb.sɪ.dəns/ us /səbˈsaɪ.dəns/ /ˈsʌb.sə.dəns/

the process by which land or buildings sink to a lower level:

The building had to be demolished because of subsidence.

(Definition of “subsidence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)