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Origin of remediation
historical usage of remediation
Latin also records the noun meddix, the title of the chief magistrate of an Oscan city, such as Naples. (The Oscans were an Italic-speaking people who lived in Campania.) Meddix is a hybrid of Italic med- “to deliberate, judge” and the Latin agent suffix -dex “speaker,” from the verb dīcere “to say.” Meddix therefore means “law speaker,” whose Oscan equivalent is medíss ( -díss is the equivalent of Latin -dex ). Meddix is equivalent to Latin jūdex “judge,” also literally meaning “law speaker,” from jūs “law” and dīcere “to say.”
Medusa, one of the mythological Gorgons, is from Greek Médousa “ruling, she who rules,” the feminine active participle of médein “to rule.”
Med- in Germanic becomes met-, the source of Old English metan “to measure, measure out” (English mete ). The variant mēd- becomes mēt- in Germanic, forming the Old English adjective gemǣte “suitable, appropriate” (English meet ). The variant mod- forms Latin modus “measure, limit, size,” with its derivative adjective modestus “keeping within limits, proper, restrained” (English modest ).
Words nearby remediation
What does remediation mean?
Remediation is the act of remedying or correcting something that has been corrupted or that is deficient.
Remediation has two main usages. Environmental remediation is the removal of pollutants or the reversal of other environmental damage, especially in a particular location, to attempt to return it to its natural state. In education, remediation refers to instruction intended to fill gaps in a student’s core education.
Example: After years of legal battles, the chemical company finally agreed to begin remediation at the site of the former factory by removing toxins from the surrounding soil.
Where does remediation come from?
Remediation comes from the Latin verb remediāre (meaning “to cure”), which also gives us remedy. In its general sense, the first recorded use of remediation is from 1794, but its more specific uses are more recent. Its first recorded use in an educational context is from 1933 and its environmental sense only dates back to 1980.
Since its association with large-scale environmental damage has become well-established, remediation is now often used to refer to smaller-scale cleanups, especially in homes damaged by natural forces. Phrases like mold remediation and flood remediation are common search terms (that you’ll hopefully never have to use). In education, the word is often paired with a specific subject, in phrases like math remediation and reading remediation.
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How is remediation used in real life?
Remediation isn’t limited to education and the environment—it can be used in any situation when something needs to be corrected or rectified.
We have moved to standard base grading for math in the Future Ready Academy at SESI. Students can go through remediation &retake as many times as they want.They earn the grade& keep the grade. No penalty for learning! Students like it! We are seeing results! Thanks to @fivemibal https://t.co/oy0HwZfdzZ
— Shonda Hensley (@_ShondaHensley) October 12, 2019
Remember Sears Canada? Many outstanding items left, including some $7 million for Alberta environmental remediation lawsuit. (Calgary North Hill store had gas station that experienced a leak in the 1990s requiring on-going cleanup).
— Jean-François Mezei (@jfmezei) November 4, 2019
This is a moment in journalism that will go down as a turning point in the history of the profession.
Facebook and Google have broken journalism for local newspapers with no hope of remediation. So, a creative new model for these institutions needed to be created. https://t.co/h5ZnBXZUU8
— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) November 4, 2019
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Is remediation used correctly in this sentence?
After seeing falling test scores in math, the school decided to implement more remediation to reinforce core skills.