Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mitigation”

mitigation

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃən/ 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)
What is the pronunciation of mitigation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More