Meaning of TREATMENT in English

ˈtrētmənt noun

( -s )

Etymology: treat (I) + -ment

1. : the action or manner of treating: as

a. : conduct or behavior towards another party (as a person, thing, or group)

regulations … for the treatment of all interned civilians — J.S.Pictet

b. : the action or manner of treating a patient medically or surgically

diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

required immediate medical treatment

c. : subjection of something to the action of an agent or process

the treatment of water supplies to make them safely potable — A.C.Morrison

sewage treatment

d. : the action or manner of dealing with something often in a specified way

get capital gains treatment on income from a patent sale — J.T.Norman

views … on the proper treatment of the conquered southern states — Carol L. Thompson

a passage remarkable for its treatment of the age-old problem of freedom and authority — R.M.Weaver

e. : literary or artistic handling (as of a subject) especially in terms of style

two figures of sufficient importance to warrant treatment in separate chapters — R.A.Hall b.1911

the architectural treatment is based … on the domestic style of northern Italy — American Guide Series: Louisiana

f. : preventive guidance and corrective training especially of juvenile delinquents and youthful criminal offenders

2. : an instance of treating

the best treatments to date of several … bits of American history — John Bakeless

a series of upper sidewall treatments in the architectural orders — American Guide Series: New York

charges … $1 per treatment for occupational therapy — Journal American Medical Association

3. obsolete : entertainment , feast

accept such treatment as a swain affords — Alexander Pope

4. : something (as a fertilizer or preserver) used in treating

a seed disinfectant treatment

5. : an outline of the action of a proposed screenplay or television script that is considerably more detailed than a synopsis — compare scenario , script

6. : the techniques or actions customarily applied in a specified situation: as

a. : a pattern of actions (as insults, annoyances, or physical punishment) designed to punish or persuade

the new recruit got the treatment from a brutal sergeant

b. : a pattern of actions (as the bestowal of gifts and favors) designed to reward, encourage, or convince

getting the standard treatment of cocktail parties, press interviews and deals with advertisers — Time

c. : the provision (as by a shop or restaurant) of the goods and services associated with a usually specified fee or order

the full treatment is $250 and up — Lois Long

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