Definitions for "Mitigation"
The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.
Actions taken to avoid, minimize, or rectify the impact of a land management practice.
CEQ regulations (40 CFR 1508.20) define mitigation as: Avoiding an impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action; Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation; Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected environment; Reducing the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action; and, Compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments.
Mitigation is the plea made to reduce a sentence because of personal, family or other mitigating circumstances. Mitigation does not remove the sentence, but is used by the defence to reduce its severity, usually because of the co-operation of the offender, the improper conduct of others, or any external influences that may have induce the offender to commit the crime.
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
The duty upon you (the Claimant) to keep your losses to a reasonable level. For instance do not hire a Ferrari whilst your Fiat Punto is being repaired
A claimant has a duty to limit his loss or injury where reasonably possible. Thus an employee who is wrongfully dismissed must seek alternative employment and, if he finds it, the earnings from his new employment will be offset against his damages. But he is not obliged to accept an offer of employment that is unsuited to his skills or experience.
to cause to become less harsh or hostile
the process of making less severe or less painful
to make less severe; fish planted at hatcheries to offset losses of salmon and steelhead production in areas blocked by dams.
A reduction, abatement, or diminution of a penalty or punishment imposed by law.
short-term relief; see abatement
alterations that are achieved before an event occurs that decrease vulnerability.106