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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the temporal property of being cut short;

2. the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation;
- Example: "a suppression of the newspaper"
[syn: suppression, curtailment]

3. the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable;
[syn: retrenchment, curtailment, downsizing]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curtailment \Cur*tail"ment\ (k?r-t?l"ment), n. The act or result of curtailing or cutting off. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "curtailment": abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, arrest, arrestation, astriction, astringency, attrition, bereavement, bottleneck, cervix, check, cheeseparing, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, constraint, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, control, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curb, cut, cutback, cutting, deceleration, decrease, decrement, depletion, depreciation, deprivation, deprivement, derogation, detraction, diminuendo, diminution, dip, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, disparagement, divestment, economization, economizing, elision, ellipsis, epitome, extraction, foreshortening, hindrance, hourglass, hourglass figure, impairment, inhibition, injunction, interdict, isthmus, knitting, legal restraint, lessening, low growth rate, monopoly, narrow place, narrowing, neck, precis, privation, prohibition, protection, protectionism, protective tariff, puckering, pullback, pursing, rationing, recap, recapitulation, reduction, reduction of expenses, reduction of spending, rein, relieving, remission, restraint, restraint of trade, retardation, retraction, retrenchment, rollback, saving, scraping, scrimping, self-control, shortening, shrinkage, skimping, slowdown, slowing down, solidification, sparing, stranglement, strangulation, striction, stricture, summary, summation, syncope, synopsis, systole, tariff wall, telescoping, thought control, truncation, wasp waist, wrinkling