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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUBSI'DENCE
SUBSI'DENCY, n. The act or process of sinking or falling, as the lees of liquors.
1. The act of sinking or gradually descending, as ground.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission" [syn: remission, remittal, subsidence]
2: a gradual sinking to a lower level [syn: settling, subsiding, subsidence]
3: the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it [syn: cave in, subsidence]

Merriam Webster's

noun see subside

NOAA Weather Glossary

Downward moving (sinking) air over a broad area that is associated withwarming air and little cloud formation.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Subsidence Sub*sid"ence, Subsidency Sub*sid"en*cy, n. [L. subsidens, -entis, p. pr. of subsidere. See Subside.] The act or process of subsiding. The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions. --Bp. Warburton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

When there is subsidence in a place, the ground there sinks to a lower level.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Sinking, settling. 2. Decrease, diminution, lessening, abatement, ebb. 3. Descent, sinking.

Moby Thesaurus

avalanche, cadence, catabasis, catenary, cessation, coast, collapse, crash, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, deadlock, deceleration, declension, decline, decline and fall, decrescendo, decurrence, diminuendo, dive, downtrend, downturn, droop, drop, dwindling, dying down, ebb, ebbing, fall, full stop, glide, glissade, glissando, halt, landslide, landslip, lapse, lock, lowering, plunge, remission, retreat, sag, sideslip, sinkage, skid, slide, slip, slippage, slither, slowdown, slump, snowslide, snowslip, stand, standstill, stillstand, stop, submergence, swag, wane, waning



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