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Meaning of SUBVENTION

Pronunciation:  sub'venshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
  2. [n]  grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution
 

SUBVENTION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: provision, subsidy, supply, supplying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sub*ven"tion\, n. [F., fr. LL. subventio, fr. L.
    subvenire to come up to one's assistance, to assist. See
    {Souvenir}, and cf. {Subvene}.]
    1. The act of coming under. ``The subvention of a cloud.''
       --Stackhouse.
    
    2. The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid;
       assistance; help.
    
    3. A government aid or bounty.
    
    
  2. \Sub*ven"tion\, v. t.
    To subventionize.
    
    
 

 

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