Definition of Treatment

1. Noun. Care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury).

2. Noun. The management of someone or something. "The right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"
Exact synonyms: Handling
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Specialized synonyms: Bioremediation, Dealing
Derivative terms: Handle, Treat

3. Noun. A manner of dealing with something artistically. "His treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture"
Generic synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom

4. Noun. An extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic. "His treatment of the race question is badly biased"
Exact synonyms: Discourse, Discussion
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Specialized synonyms: Detail, Dilation, Consideration, Talk, Elaboration, Enlargement, Expansion
Derivative terms: Discourse, Discuss, Treat

Definition of Treatment

1. n. The act or manner of treating; management; manipulation; handling; usage; as, unkind treatment; medical treatment.

Definition of Treatment

1. Noun. The process or manner of treating someone or something. ¹

2. Noun. Medical care for an illness or injury. ¹

3. Noun. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something. ¹

4. Noun. A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) entertainment; treat ¹

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Definition of Treatment

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Treatment

1. Medical or surgical management of a patient. See: therapy, therapeutics. Origin: Fr. Traitement (see treat) (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treatment

treatment (current term)
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treatment denture
treatment failure
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treatment outcome
treatment protocol program
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Literary usage of Treatment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"It achieved its domestic objective of connecting 85% of the population to a sewerage network and sewage treatment plant by 2010, ten years ahead of ..."

2. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2001)
"Only 22 per cent of the population is connected to a sewage treatment plant, well below the OECD average (Figure 3.5), and treatment is mostly secondary. ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1905)
"treatment was begun on November 23d. At that time scratch marks were the only evidence of ... His course of treatment was as follows: First day treatment, ..."

4. The Lancet (1898)
"Day by day the size and natural contour of the limb are restored and abiding after-stiffness is altogether prevented. Furthermore the treatment is eminently ..."

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