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subsidencenoun [U]

uk   us   /səbˈsaɪ.dəns/ /ˈsʌb.sɪ-/
the ​process by which ​land or ​buildingssink to a ​lowerlevel: The ​building had to be ​demolished because of subsidence.
(Definition of subsidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subsidence”
in Chinese (Simplified) (地面或建筑物的)下沉,沉降…
in Turkish çökme, çöküntü, alçalma…
in Russian оседание…
in Chinese (Traditional) (地面或建築物的)下沉,下陷…
in Polish osiadanie…
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