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subsidence

/ (səbˈsaɪdəns, ˈsʌbsɪdəns) /
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noun

the act or process of subsiding or the condition of having subsided
geology the gradual sinking of landforms to a lower level as a result of earth movements, mining operations, etc

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Medical definitions for subsidence

subsidence
[ səb-sīdns, sŭbsĭ-dns ]

n.

Sinking or settling in a bone, as of a prosthetic component of a total joint implant.
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