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[ri-mee-dee-ey-shuh n] /rɪˌmi diˈeɪ ʃən/
the correction of something bad or defective.
Origin of remediation
1810-20; < Latin remediā-t(us), past participle of remediāre to remedy + -ion Unabridged
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  • Improving outcomes for students who require remediation.
  • The school district decided it would be cheaper to provide bottled water than testing and remediation efforts.
  • It has also identified weakness in monitoring and inadequate evidence to support some remediation technologies now in place.
  • Siemens was still working on patches but had found a remediation for one of the vulnerabilities.
  • If remediation of lack of preparation for post-secondary work was not factored out, then the cost distortion will be significant.
  • Some remediation has taken place but the area is still an ecological disaster.
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  • The new figures also showed a clear link between college remediation and how well students performed before high school.
  • No surprise that freshmen asked to take remediation courses say they are surprised.
  • remediation of the area will be an expensive and time consuming effort.
British Dictionary definitions for remediation


the action of remedying something, esp the reversal or stopping of damage to the environment
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Word Origin and History for remediation

1818, noun of action from stem of Latin remediare, from span class="foreign">remedium (see remedy (n.)). In educational jargon from c.1975.

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