Define: Abatement

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Definition: Abatement


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Noun: the action of being abated or abating: subsiding or ending.

Law: the removal or reduction of a nuisance.



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To reduce the intensity, amount or degree of a given activity.

Abatement is also used to describe the reduction of the emission of pollutants in environmental economics.

Technical abatement is a term used when referring to measures which involve production activities of businesses, for example, an introduction of a new, or an amendment to an existing process or technology.

Behavioural abatement is the changing of behaviours of consumers, or the changing of lifestyles in the customers.


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