- the act of cutting something short or cutting it back; reduction: Constant curtailment of postal service has inconvenienced every citizen.
- The PUC chair’s diary for the days before the outage shows her schedule dominated by concerns over gas curtailments and the impact they would have on electricity generation.
- Walker also spoke with regulators, politicians, and utilities dozens of times about the gas curtailments that threatened the state’s electrical grid.
- A curtailment of credit resulting from such problems has caused serious head winds to recoveries in the past and may be a serious problem going forward.
- “More respondents reported curtailment in both overall and essential spending during the past one year,” the survey report said.
- It also led to the curtailment of community-based activities, such as community health volunteers referring women for services.
- The mayor-elect turned serious when asked how the appointment jibed with his call for the curtailment of stop-and-frisk.
- Osama bin Laden may be dead but the extraordinary government powers and curtailment of civil liberties enacted after 9/11 remain.
- A big man, who wishes to do you honour formally, would consent to no such curtailment.
- Anything resembling cant or the curtailment of mental liberty roused only his resentment and irony.
- I think most weeds that get a late start show this curtailment of stalk, and this solicitude to reproduce themselves.
- We further recommend curtailment of vessel operator discretion in pursuing, or approaching, whales.
- The preceding considerations hold good not alone of increased facilities, but of their curtailment as well.