remissions

remission

[ri-mish-uhn]
noun
1.
the act of remitting.
2.
pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses.
3.
abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc.
4.
the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
5.
Medicine/Medical.
a.
a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
b.
a period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs: The patient's leukemia was in remission.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin remissiōn- (stem of remissiō). See remiss, -ion

nonremission, noun

remission, remittance.


2. absolution. 3. lessening, relaxation. 4. release.


2. blame, censure. 3. intensification.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To remissions
Collins
World English Dictionary
remission or remittal (rɪˈmɪʃən, rɪˈmɪtəl)
 
n
1.  the act of remitting or state of being remitted
2.  a reduction of the term of a sentence of imprisonment, as for good conduct: he got three years' remission
3.  forgiveness for sin
4.  discharge or release from penalty, obligation, etc
5.  lessening of intensity; abatement, as in the severity of symptoms of a disease
 
remittal or remittal
 
n
 
re'missive or remittal
 
adj
 
re'missively or remittal
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

remission
early 13c., "forgiveness or pardon (of sins)," from O.Fr. remission, from L. remissionem (nom. remissio) "relaxation, a sending back," from remiss-, pp. stem of remittere "slacken, let go, abate" (see remit). Used of diseases since c.1400.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

remission re·mis·sion (rĭ-mĭsh'ən)
n.

  1. Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.

  2. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
remission   (rĭ-mĭsh'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

remission definition


A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.

Note: The term remission is often used in speaking of sufferers from leukemia or other cancers whose symptoms lessen or disappear. In such a case, the disease is said to be “in remission.” The period of remission may last only briefly or may extend over several months or years.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature