Definition of Subsidence

1. Noun. An abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease). "His cancer is in remission"

Exact synonyms: Remission, Remittal
Generic synonyms: Abatement, Hiatus, Reprieve, Respite, Suspension
Specialized synonyms: Resolution
Derivative terms: Remit, Remit, Subside



2. Noun. A gradual sinking to a lower level.
Exact synonyms: Settling, Subsiding
Generic synonyms: Sinking
Derivative terms: Settle, Subside, Subside

3. Noun. The sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it.
Exact synonyms: Cave In
Generic synonyms: Collapse
Derivative terms: Cave In, Subside

Definition of Subsidence

1. n. The act or process of subsiding.

Definition of Subsidence

1. Noun. The process of becoming less active or severe ¹

2. Noun. A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subsidence

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subsidence

subsessile
subset
subsets
subshaft
subshafts
subshell
subshells
subshift
subshifts
subshock
subshrub
subshrubs
subside
subsided
subsidence (current term)
subsidences
subsider
subsiders
subsides
subsidiaries
subsidiarily
subsidiarities
subsidiarity
subsidiary
subsidiary company
subsidiary ledger
subsidies
subsiding
subsidisation

Literary usage of Subsidence

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1. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"... areas interspersed with low coral islands—subsidence of their foundations—Barrier reefs—Fringing reefs—Conversion of fringing reefs into barrier reefs, ..."

2. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"... areas interspersed with low coral islands — subsidence of their foundations — Barrier reefs — Fringing reefs — Conversion of fringing reefs into barrier ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands—subsidence of their foundations—Barrier Reefs—Fringing Reefs—Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... reef-building corals can lire—Vast areas interspersed with low coral islands—subsidence uf their foundations—Barrier reefs —Fringing reefs—Conversion of ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1884)
"... Islands or Atolls— Depth at which reef-building Corals can live—Vast Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands — subsidence of their foundations—Barrier ..."

6. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"... interspersed with low Coral Islands — subsidence of their foundations—Barrier Reefs —Fringing Reefs—Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, ..."

7. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1873)
"... Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands—subsidence of their foundations—Barrier Reefs —Fringing Reefs—Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, ..."

8. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands—subsidence of their foundations—Barrier Reefs—Fringing Reefs—Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, ..."

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