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Noun: curtailment  kur'teyl-munt
  1. The temporal property of being cut short
     
  2. The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    "a curtailment of the newspaper";
    - suppression
     
  3. The reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    - retrenchment, downsizing

Derived forms: curtailments

Type of: economy, restraint, saving, shortness