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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n subsidence the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    • n subsidence a gradual sinking to a lower level
    • n subsidence an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease) "his cancer is in remission"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Self-made millionaire Cyrus Field championed the idea of a telegraph from England to Newfoundland. Britain quickly agreed to subsidize. Congress went along by a one-vote margin. That was in 1856. Laying cable was tough. It kept breaking. The first line - two years later - died almost immediately. But 10 years later, there were two working lines. Communications changed forever.
    • n Subsidence The act or process of subsiding. "The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subsidence The act or process of subsiding, in any sense of the verb subside.
    • n subsidence Synonyms Ebb, decrease, diminution, abatement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subsidence act or process of subsiding, settling, or sinking
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  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”
  • Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry
    “The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subsidens, -entis, p. pr. of subsidere,. See Subside
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. subsidĕresub, down, sidĕre, to settle.


In literature:

If no complications supervene, the swelling subsides, and recovery may be complete in six or eight weeks.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
He fought down the fear that had leapt in him, gritted his teeth and waited for the wave to subside.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
As the water subsided from about them, however, Torry turned the machine around and headed up the road again.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
The slight fillip which Lucia had innocently given to his bored faculties, soon subsided.
"A Canadian Heroine, Volume 1" by Mrs. Harry Coghill
As soon as this was over it subsided.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
If flung by an Englishman, he answered it courteously, and subsided.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
When the tossing eddies subsided, the pale moonlight looked down on but two souls of all that gay and youthful company.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The substitutes were, first, to purchase a peace; and secondly, to subsidize other nations to protect commerce.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
There had been a two days' storm on the Bay of Fundy, subsiding to the clearest of cool spring evenings.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Mis' Battis had not been able to subside into an armchair since the last day of May.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The excitement of yesterday has entirely subsided, and it would be very unwise to renew it.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
But during the subsidence of the disturbance at A, the wave reached B.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
It lasts from one to three weeks, and subsides gradually.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Gradually the echoing peals subsided into sullen mutterings and finally died away.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
In the course of a few days the confusion subsided.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
Spending its spasmodic heat, the storm subsides, and the ship plows on toward destined port.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Gradually, however, as the nun sat motionless beside her and as the storm of thought subsided, she became aware that all was not right.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
She waited a moment for the flood of derision to subside.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
The wind had now much subsided, and we made sail for Hong Kong, where we arrived on the following day.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The pain in his arm had subsided.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

Exalted on his glorious throne,
I see him make my cause his own;
Then all my anxious cares subside,
For Jesus lives, and will provide.
"Looking Unto Jesus" by John Newton
All through the day resounds the strife,
Then doth at sunset hour subside:
So the fierce passions of our life
Slowly expire at eventide.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
A fountain of our sweetest, quick to spring
In fellowship abounding, here subsides:
And never passage of a cloud on wing
To gladden blue forgets him; near he hides.
"J. C. M." by George Meredith
Even at this distance I can see the tides,
Upheaving, break unheard along its base,
A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides
In the white lip and tremor of the face.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But let or air contend, or ocean rave,
Even Hope subside, amid the billows tost;
Hope, still emergent, still contemns the wave,
And not a feature's wonted smile is lost.
"Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of Friendship" by William Shenstone
HELP, Master, help!—we sink—our toil is vain—
We perish—help!—the faint disciples cried:
The Saviour rose and look'd upon the main,
And lo! the billows at his word subside.
"To Mrs. Fry" by Joanna Baillie

In news:

Traub is attending a workshop at the Fairbury library on how to collect on his government- subsidized crop insurance.
Right now, the subsidized loans are available to almost any institution that calls itself a college or university.
Workers subsidize their employers in Maine's tax break heaven #mepolitics.
All Blogs About Town Workers subsidize their employers in Maine's tax break heaven #mepolitics.
Taxpayers Subsidize Their Own Destruction The Nation.
Taxes should not subsidize utilities.
Colorado taxpayers subsidized the charitable element of the tax credit program to the tune of $10 million last year.
The Senate Moves to Subsidize Homes for the Rich.
Massachusetts subsidizing 75% of eTRU purchase cost.
Rather than subsidizing the production of unhealthful foods, we should turn the tables and tax things like soda, French fries, doughnuts and hyperprocessed snacks.
The rainfall and strong winds will continue through Sunday, and will subside early next week, meteorologist Diana Henderson said.
Why subsidize retirement saving if the subsidies don't work.
Tony Potter Jr was killed in Afghanistan, and the pain his family feels has yet to subside.
US Still Subsidizing Boeing Despite WTO Move.
A dispatcher said the bridge will reopen after the storm subsides.

In science:

First, we discuss the degree to which the condensation process of large-scale perturbations generates large velocities, and the times required for them to subside.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
In particular, we seek to determine the physical perturbation sizes at which the condensation develops supersonic velocities, the times needed for these velocities to subside, and the state of the leftover diffuse gas, which, as we shall see, contains significant fractions of mass still in the unstable density range.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
Nevertheless, it is reasonable to assume that the number of resonances involved is constant, of order l∞, and therefore the extreme tail of the distribution should subside at large L at the rate ∼ l∞/L.
Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media
An advantage of the acoustic mechanism is that acoustic power does not abate until accretion subsides, so that it is available as long as it may be needed to explode the star.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
This refinement is essential for obtaining a physically meaningful description since it ensures both that there is an interface tension between the two coexisting phases and that the spinodal growth rates subside at large wave numbers.
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
However, after explosion and after the pressure around the PNS has subsided due to the progress of the supernova explosion, a neutrinodriven wind naturally emerges.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In spherical symmetry, explosion is the “opposite” of accretion, and that source of neutrino driving subsides early after the onset of explosion.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
After equatorial accretion ceases and the explosion assumes a more isotropic distribution, the engine subsides, but the supernova (or hypernova) is launched.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In the presence of a finite magnetic field this stability to disorder subsides, even if the singlet phase is destroyed.
Weakly disordered spin ladders
The longstanding faint blue galaxy problem is gradually subsiding as a result of technological advancement, most notably from high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope imaging.
Hubble Deep Fever: A faint galaxy diagnosis
The blazars, on the other hand, show no emission lines during the outburst, but their spectra contain emission lines, like QSO(cid:146)s, when the flares subside.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Although mσ grows large briefly it quickly subsides.
The Development of Equilibrium After Preheating
It’s easy to forget the mental hurdles that challenged us along the way. I began formal study in astronomy about ten years ago, and at every step along the way my education has been subsidized by taxpayers.
Computational Asteroseismology
I measured the velocity dispersion radial pro files in such remnants after their fast evolution has subsided and some quasi-equilibrium has been reached.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
We are most grateful for this support and for grants from the Universities Research Association (URA) and from Stanford University that subsidize the opening reception on Sunday, August 14, and the two workshop dinners.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005