英 [səb'saɪd(ə)ns; 'sʌbsɪd(ə)ns]
- subsidence (n.)
- 1650s, "a settling to the bottom," from Latin subsidentia "a settling down," from subsidens, from subsidere (see subside (v.)).
- 1. A surveyor said that the problems were caused by subsidence and the house needed to be underpinned.
- 2. In more than 30 years of surveying he has never yet known a building to collapse because of subsidence.
- 3. Now every sound ceased suddenly with the subsidence of Mr. Walter's voice.
- 4. Subsidence may be the critical factor in managing a ground water reservoir.
- 5. The supply of sedment is insufficient to offset the rate of subsidence.
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