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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 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 previewProgramme Aid and Development (2003)

Beyond Conditionality by Howard White, A. Geske Dijkstra

This rationale is captured in the Dutch guidelines on BS, which state that sectoral BS is a spe— cific form of programme aid in which, in contrast to regular programme aicl, poverty alleviation is the main policy aim (MFA, 1996). As for IS, the ...

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 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 previewReducing the vulnerability of Central America to natural disasters by improving agriculture and natural resource management

Rural poverty alleviation is a pre-condition to achieve better natural resource management and therefore a more-equitable and sustainable rural development in the region. Regional investment to reduce rural poverty should always be ...

Google previewLabor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (1994)

The Transition and Beyond by N. A. Barr

Poverty alleviation is a clear imperative, both for political reasons and for maintaining human capital; it is particularly important in countries which inherited a very low standard of living or where the stabilization or supply shocks have been ...

Google previewUnlocking the Water Potential of Agriculture (2003)

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Notwithstanding these caveats, the fundamental question concerning the economic utility of further investments in irrigation development as a means towards rural development and poverty alleviation is an important one. At least two ...

Google previewPromoting Complementarities and Investment in Selected Manufacturing Sectors (2005)

Resource-Based Industries and Poverty Alleviation by United Nations Publications

The linking factor between a high growth rate and poverty alleviation is the extent of employment generation. Therefore, a high growth rate is essential for the reduction of poverty. As the greater proportion of the rural people in ...

Google previewCooperating for Sustainable Tourism (2002)

Proceedings of the Forum International at the Reisepavillon, 2002 by Burghard Rauschelbach

The poverty alleviation is the thrust in nation plan focusing on women, low caste deprived people and indigenous citizens. The National Planning Commission ( NPC) has a strong influence on tourism policy, tourism is included as a major ...

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 previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Bangladesh (2004)

Furthermore, BNPS is successful through its mobilization and different activism by creating different networks towards structural transformation rather then welfare and service providing for poverty alleviation to poverty eradication. Poverty ...

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 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 ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Economics (2013)

by Donald Rutherford

alleviation. (O2). A DEVELOPMENT strategy of softening POVERTY, not eliminating it; for example, by giving every child primary education and every mother health care. allocative. efficiency. (M2). The selection offactor inputs which minimizes ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

Control and Alleviation of Restriction Control of Gene Expression The control of restriction activity is critical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2004)

by John M. Herrick, Paul H. Stuart

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

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Small photo of CHINA - CIRCA 2016: A stamp printed in China shows 2016-30 Poverty Alleviation Day Stamp. circa 2016.Small photo of Chongqing, China -- July 28, 2017: the Chinese government's poverty alleviation, this is a rural village committee, with a slogan of poverty alleviation outside 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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