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Definition of the noun alleviation

What does alleviation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alleviations

  1. the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of alleviation: assuagement / relief
    • more generic word: comfort = a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
  2. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Alternative definition of the noun alleviation


  1. the act of alleviating; relief or mitigation
  2. the act of reducing pain or anything else unpleasant; easement


"Alleviation" is a composition.

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Google previewModelling Long-term Scenarios for Low Carbon Societies (2008)

by Neil Strachan, Tim Foxon, Junitso Fujino

For poor nations, poverty alleviation is the main policy driver, although changes in livelihood strategies are driven by a range of factors. Using a case study, direct and indirect adaptation is examined with reference to the specific livelihoods of ...

Google previewDevelopment Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks (2015)

by Bert Metz, M Kok J T

Forpoor nations, poverty alleviation is the main policy driver, although changes inlivelihood strategies are driven by arange offactors. Usinga casestudy, direct and indirect adaptation isexamined with reference tothe specific livelihoods ofthe ...

Google previewThe Multilateral Development Banks: The African Development Bank (1996)

by E. Philip English, Harris M. Mule

Poverty alleviation is a theme of then and now, but in quite different ways.

Google previewParliaments as Peacebuilders in Conflict-affected Countries (2008)

by Mitchell O'Brien, Rick Stapenhurst, Niall Johnston

Because poverty alleviation is a longer-term problem, three-year MTEFs must have a broader perspective and be embedded in longer-term vision related to MDGs (to be achieved by 2015) or 10- or 20-year plans. The longer-term vision is ...

Google previewConstructing Local Environmental Agendas (2005)

People, Places and Participation by Susan Buckingham-Hatfield, Susan Percy

Poverty alleviation is the aim, Africa is the priority, and improvements to water, health and education are the mechanisms. One can be excused for thinking that one can detect the traces of a commitment to sustainability! However, the MAI ...

Google previewHighlights from the ILRI Annual Report 2003

'Poverty alleviation is a unifying principle', observes Kristjanson. 'It is a central mandate of ILRI and other development organisations and of the national governments in the region.' Researching and mapping the distribution of poverty in East ...

Google previewThe Socio-economic Impact of Technical Co-operation Projects Concerning Rural Development (1990)

A particularly relevant example of the links between project assistance and poverty alleviation is the case of India. According to a recent study, the proportion of Indians in poverty and the average severity of that poverty have not changed much ...

Google previewThe Basal Ganglia II (2013)

Structure and Function—Current Concepts by Malcolm B. Carpenter, A. Jayaraman

The structure responsible for tremor alleviation is the ventral part of the Wim and not in the WL. Also the VL is considered as a structure for rigidity relief, in which the pallidal efferents terminate. These two structures, Wim and WL, situating ...

Google previewGendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa (2012)

by Howard Stein, Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Poverty alleviation Means testing and anti-social protection Most work on 4 African poverty, gender and insecurity.

Google previewOvercoming Developing Country Debt Crises (2010)

by Barry Herman, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel

Poverty alleviation is a matter of good will and integrity in both donor and beneficiary countries.73 Poverty reduction requires not only a reallocation of public expenditures in poor countries, as to human and social development, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

Poverty and poverty alleviation are two of the most important topics in global studies. In a variety of disciplines in global studies, the most important questions include understanding what poverty is, what it is like to be poor, what causes poverty, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2005)

by John M. Herrick, Paul H. Stuart

The nation's poverty alleviation strategy is now anchored on labor- force participation, designed to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

In addition, turning the project into a carbon project diverted project resources from poverty alleviation to carbon measuring.

Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of India (2006)

by K.R. Gupta & Amita Gupta

established in 1954, works under the Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation. It is mainly concerned with technology transfer, experimentation, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: India (2004)

Special training / orientation programmes are organised by Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Government of...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

comfort, alleviation (see RELIEF); assistance, welfare, AID; SUBSTITUTION, substitute; projection, CONVEXITY. RELIEF Alleviation Nouns—1, relief, deliverance, easement, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

Figure 1 provides insight into where significant inroads have been made in the alleviation of poverty and where major challenges remain. Figures 2 through 5 illustrate how the face of poverty in the United States has changed over the last 40 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

high lactase activity, treatment of lactose intolerance, production of bacteriocins Alleviation of lactose intolerance symptoms Lb. rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53013) Prevention of antibioticassociated diarrhea, treatment and prevention of rotavirus ...

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Small photo of CHINA - CIRCA 2016: A stamp printed in China shows 2016-30 Poverty Alleviation Day Stamp. circa 2016. More...

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For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation? (Thornton Wilder)
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1V4I1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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