Definition of remediation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage.

    • ‘Optimal sensor placement is desirable to ensure adequate coverage of the network's flow for detection and remediation of contaminants.’
    • ‘Together, these two mechanisms of remediation erase distinctions between the different logical, aesthetic, and formal framework of each communications environment.’
    • ‘As business has long asserted, regulation imposes added costs and management burdens - requiring oversight, compliance reporting and, frequently, some extent of process remediation.’
    • ‘For the label, it leads to rising costs of prevention and remediation, and soft monetary loss as a result of brand erosion and undermined consumer trust.’
    • ‘In a few cases there have been increases, but these have been only as necessitated for decommissioning of facilities, remediation of contaminated land and where work has been transferred from one site to the other.’
    • ‘The environmental impacts of remediation alternatives will be considered in determining future land use.’
    • ‘It also means having asset management capabilities that help prioritize remediation based on the most critical assets and having selective restore capabilities to allow for timely recovery of critical assets.’
    • ‘Future projects will include reef development in recreational and commercial shellfish harvesting areas and water quality remediation projects to improve impaired waterways.’
    • ‘When they would be filling in their tax forms, they would know, just as we do with medical matters, they are specifically committing to environmental remediation and protection.’
    • ‘The National Flood Insurance Program covers mold damage and remediation up to the policy's limits.’
    • ‘The City of Pittsburgh worked closely with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to enact legislation for remediation and liability issues associated with previously contaminated sites.’
    • ‘The architects restored the site through an aggressive environmental remediation program, cleaning up hazardous materials and returning the site to a healthy state.’
    • ‘Monitoring of the control environment includes verifying systemic controls within the financial systems and the associated actions for remediation of any control violations.’
    • ‘When soil and an old warehouse were removed for brownfield remediation, the sunken site became the place for an experimental, sculptural building with a constantly varying sequence of interior and exterior spaces.’
    • ‘According to Amundson, the results of remediation varied from each town and local environment.’
    • ‘Areas of 30 to 100 square feet require professionals, preferably certified in mold remediation and trained in handling hazardous materials.’
    • ‘If the leak has caused substantial water damage or mold you will want to hire a contractor who specializes in mold remediation and water damage repairs.’
    • ‘The zinc smelting plant was shut down by the EPA for environmental violations, and residents report remediation has still not been completed on the heaps of slag that sit next to the town.’
    • ‘In this case, containment should be installed from the floor to the ceiling deck, and the filters in the air handling units serving the affected area may have to be replaced once remediation is finished.’
    • ‘It is by such mechanisms of remediation that print has long enjoyed its status as a transparent medium of expression, a status that remains unchallenged well into the twentieth century.’
    1. 1.1 The giving of remedial teaching or therapy.
      • ‘The eleventh and twelfth chapters are also related to assessment of learning disability with language based test and remediation of reading disabilities.’
      • ‘Average academy grades have been falling, despite more extensive remediation.’
      • ‘The ultimate goal of remediation and support is to provide nonpunitive, confidential, voluntary programs focused on rehabilitation and re-entry into practice while ensuring public safety.’
      • ‘The incidence of remediation, repeating a grade, suspension, expulsion, and dropout is lower when parents actively monitor their child's progress.’
      • ‘For students who performed poorly on the examination, remediation also had no effect on clinical performance.’
      • ‘At the same time, the number and proportion of Texas students entering college who need reading remediation has increased, and SAT scores have not risen as fast as they have in other states.’
      • ‘The elementary students averaged 1.5 hours a week on the computer, with that time spent either on the Internet or using a CD for instruction/remediation or to play games.’
      • ‘Finally, we need research on the experience of remediation from the students' perspective.’
      • ‘Unless he can accept that he has serious deficiencies and is willing to change his attitude, any attempts at remediation and rehabilitation into medical practice are likely to be futile.’
      • ‘If a student did not pass the examination, remediation was to be offered; however, the lowest score achieved was 86%, so no remediation was necessary.’
      • ‘In some cases, students may work in a library or resource centre without active teacher involvement; in others, students may work apart from the rest of the class using multimedia for enrichment or remediation.’
      • ‘Some schools have structured programs that require several hours of individual remediation and practice to address deficiencies.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, the stigma of remediation continues to shape writing center identity.’
      • ‘The business community spends billions of dollars on remediation to get employees up to the necessary skill levels so that they can add value to their businesses and companies.’
      • ‘This course focuses on testing strategies, remediation, practice testing, building confidence, individual and group strategies, and community building.’
      • ‘Additionally, nursing students are receiving remediation in specific nursing content and toward the development of critical thinking skills for nursing.’
      • ‘When impairment is identified, students are informed of faculty concerns, and these are addressed through a variety of interventions, including remediation and dismissal.’


Early 19th century: from Latin remediatio(n-), from remediare ‘heal, cure’ (see remedy).