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"treatment" in British English

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treatmentnoun

uk   /ˈtriːt.mənt/ us   /ˈtriːt.mənt/
  • treatment noun (DEALING WITH)

B2 [U] the way you deal with or behave towards someone or something: Peter gets special treatment because he knows the boss.
[C or U] the way something is considered and examined: The same subject matter gets a very different treatment by Chris Wilson in his latest novel.

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  • treatment noun (MEDICAL CARE)

B2 [C or U] the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to cure a person of an illness or injury: free dental treatment Perhaps it's time to try a new course of treatment. This disease doesn't generally respond to (= improve as a result of) treatment. There are various treatments for this complaint.

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

"treatment" in American English

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treatmentnoun

us   /ˈtrit·mənt/
  • treatment noun (WAY OF BEHAVING)

[U] the way you deal with or behave toward someone or something: He accused the governor of giving rich people special treatment.
  • treatment noun (MEDICAL CARE)

[C/U] the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to improve the condition of an ill or injured person, or to cure a disease: [U] Chronic back pain may not respond to treatment.
  • treatment noun (PROCESS )

[C/U] the process of putting a special substance on something or putting it through a special process in order to change its condition: [U] The city is exploring other methods of water treatment.
(Definition of treatment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"treatment" in Business English

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treatmentnoun

uk   /ˈtriːtmənt/ us  
[U] a way of behaving towards someone or something: equal/fair treatment for sb/sth The court order required equal treatment for female police department employees.preferential/special treatment for sb/sth The tax reform will end three decades of preferential treatment for foreign companies.treatment of sb/sth Their ethical range of meat products ensures the humane treatment of their farm animals.
[C or U] a way of dealing with something: Investors are refusing to sell in the face of punitive tax treatment. Changes in the treatment of capital gains are discussed in the report.
[C or U] PRODUCTION a process by which something is protected from damage or decay, cleaned, or made safe: a treatment facility/plant/system The city's sewage treatment plant has been overwhelmed by recent rains. Treatment of agricultural runoff is largely voluntary.
(Definition of treatment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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