mitigation mitigation  /ˌmɪ tɪ ˈɡeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
  2. (n) a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
  3. (n) the action of lessening in severity or intensity



  1. Wildlife mitigation is the official term for avoiding accidents like these, and according to the government's latest report on the topic, it's becoming an increasing concern.
  2. The investigations have also documented how the Corps rarely follows up on its mitigation promises.
  3. The most important thing is to call your mortgage servicer--which may not be the outfit that made the loan--and talk to the loss-mitigation department as soon as you sense trouble.


  1. Baker to Provide Hazard Mitigation Planning Services for the World Trade Center Site

    Michael Baker Engineering, Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation , has been chosen by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a subconsultant to Jaros, Baum & Bolles , Inc., to provide hazard mitigation planning services for the World Trade Center site in New York City.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Bendix: Video integration into collision mitigation in full development

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a developer and manufacturer of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, said Tuesday that its next-generation commercial vehicle safety system — the integration of video in its collision mitigation product — is in full development with key supplier partners.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Trucker

  3. MEDFORD CITY COUNCIL: June 11 public meeting set for Hazard Mitigation Plan presentation

    On Tuesday, June 11, the Medford Hazard Mitigation Plan presents a strategy for reducing the city’s vulnerability to the impacts of natural hazard events such as flooding, hurricanes and winter storms.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Medford Transcript


  1. "This kind of comprehensive agreement would be an important step forward in the effort to rally the world around a solution to our climate challenge," Obama said. "And we agreed that each of us would take significant mitigation actions and...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway. From my perspective, it relates to is mitigation. If you're out in the middle of a field and someone sneezes that's one thing. If you're in a...
    on Apr 30, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  3. Mrs. Clinton emphasized that such a level of support was only possible "in the context of a strong accord in which all major economies stand behind meaningful mitigation actions and provide full transparency as to their implementation."
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Times (blog)

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