Abatement

Definition - Noun
1  : the act or process of abating or the state of being abated <challenged the ~ of her bequest> <~ of a private nuisance by self-help ­W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton>
2  : an amount abated
: See also deduction
esp
: a deduction from the full amount of a tax
: subject to termination because of a formal or procedural defect <there shall be no reversal in the Supreme Court...for error in ruling upon matters in abatement ­U.S. Code>
Pronunciation&-'bAt-m&nt

Pronunciation Key

  • \&\ as a and u in a b ut
  • \[^&]\ as e in kitt en
  • \&r\ as ur and er in f urther
  • \a\ as a inash
  • \A\ as a in ace
  • \?\ as o in m op
  • \au\ as ou in ou t
  • \ch\ as ch in ch in
  • \e\ as e in bet
  • \E\ as ea in easy
  • \g\ as g in go
  • \i\ as i in hit
  • \I\ as i in ice
  • \j\ as j in job
  • \[ng]\ as ng in sing
  • \O\ as o in go
  • \o\ as aw in law
  • \oi\ as oy in boy
  • \th\ as th in thin
  • \[th_]\ as thin the
  • \?\ as oo in loot
  • \u\ as oo in foot
  • \y\ as y in yet
  • \zh\ as si in vision


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