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subsidencesub‧si‧dence /səbˈsaɪdəns, ˈsʌbsɪdəns/ noun [countable, uncountable]  TBthe process by which an area of land sinks to a lower level than the land surrounding it, or a building begins to sink into the ground Is your house insured against subsidence?
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subsidenceAmong the environmental problems related to coal mining, two are considered here: opencast mining and subsidence damage.Any hollows or unevenness indicate either that they have been badly laid or have been affected by subsidence.Heave damage can occur following the removal of trees if their roots have been causing subsidence damage to the building.This sometimes causes temporary aggravation of the movement disorder, but may eventually result in its improvement or complete subsidence.Other matters referred to in the draft schedule include fitness for purpose, which includes liability for subsidence or heave.Sadly, however, subsidence of the building means that the sundial is no longer accurate.Voice over Thamesdown Borough Councillors have been told that expenditure to tackle the problem of subsidence is virtually inescapable.The volume of sediment that accumulates in a basin depends on the rates of subsidence, sediment supply and sediment removal.
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