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curtailment (s) (noun), curtailments (pl)
A fact or action of reducing or restricting something: There was a curtailment of the lecture by the professor because the normally allotted time was coming to an end and the students had to go to their next classes.
A reduction or cutting short.
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The action or process of reducing or restricting something. (1)