The traditional pronunciation is sǝb-siy-dǝns, with the stress on the second syllable, but the form sub-si-dǝns, with the stress on the first syllable under the influence of residence and subsidy, is also common in standard speech.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • subsidence — [ sypsidɑ̃s; sybzidɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1874; « sédiment, dépôt » méd. 1557; lat. subsidentia, p. ê. par l angl. ♦ Géol. Affaissement lent d une partie de l écorce terrestre sous le poids des sédiments. ♢ (1949) Météorol. Mouvement d affaissement d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Subsidence — Sub*sid ence, Subsidency Sub*sid en*cy, n. [L. subsidens, entis, p. pr. of subsidere. See {Subside}.] The act or process of subsiding. [1913 Webster] The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subsidence — index decline, decrease, descent (declination), lull, remission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • subsidence — ► NOUN ▪ the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land …   English terms dictionary

  • Subsidence — For subsidence in the atmosphere, see subsidence (atmosphere). A road destroyed by subsidence and shear, near Castleton, Derbyshire …   Wikipedia

  • subsidence — See subside. * * * ▪ geology       sinking of the Earth s surface in response to geologic or man induced causes. When subsidence occurs in great belts, providing troughs for the accumulation of sediments, the resulting features are termed… …   Universalium

  • Subsidence — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Dans divers domaines, la subsidence décrit un mouvement vers le bas d un ensemble important. Inspiré de son usage anglophone, ce terme revêt généralement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • subsidence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rapid, slow VERB + SUBSIDENCE ▪ suffer from (esp. BrE) ▪ A number of houses had suffered from subsidence. SUBSIDENCE + VERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • subsidence — [[t]səbsa͟ɪd(ə)ns, sʌ̱bsɪd(ə)ns[/t]] N UNCOUNT When there is subsidence in a place, the ground there sinks to a lower level. A surveyor said that the problems were caused by subsidence and the house needed to be underpinned …   English dictionary

  • subsidence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (sub si dan s ) s. f. Terme de géologie. Action de descendre au dessous du niveau, affaissement. •   Elles marquent probablement la limite extrême de l affaissement, ou, pour employer l expression anglaise, de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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