AskDefine | Define curtailment

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1 the temporal property of being cut short
2 the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper" [syn: suppression]
3 the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable [syn: retrenchment, downsizing]

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  1. Tha act of curtailing

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