treatment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"treatment" in British English

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treatmentnoun

uk   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 ​subjectmatter gets a very different treatment by Chris Wilson in his ​latestnovel.
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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 ​richpeoplespecial treatment.

treatment noun (MEDICAL CARE)

[C/U] the use of ​drugs, ​exercises, etc. to ​improve the ​condition of an ​ill or ​injuredperson, or to ​cure a ​disease: [U] Chronic back ​pain may not ​respond to treatment.

treatment noun (PROCESS )

[C/U] the ​process of putting a ​specialsubstance on something or putting it through a ​specialprocess in ​order to ​changeitscondition: [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   us   /ˈtriːtmənt/
[U] a way of ​behaving towards someone or something: equal/fair treatment for sb/sth The ​courtorderrequiredequal treatment for ​femalepolicedepartmentemployees.preferential/special treatment for sb/sth The ​taxreform will end three decades of ​preferential treatment for ​foreigncompanies.treatment of sb/sth Their ​ethicalrange 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 ​punitivetax treatment. Changes in the treatment of ​capitalgains 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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