Settlement vs Subsidence - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between settlement and subsidence

is that settlement is the state of being settled while subsidence is the process of becoming less active or severe.

settlement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being settled.
  • A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  • A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
  • (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  • (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
  • (legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  • (legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  • (legal) A resolution of a dispute.
  • Synonyms

    * (A resolution of a dispute) arrangement

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * settlement agreement

    subsidence

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia subsidence)
  • The process of becoming less active or severe
  • * Bishop Warburton
  • The subdual or subsidence of the more violent passions.
  • A sinking of something to a lower level, especially of part of the surface of the Earth due to underground excavation or seismic activity or groundwater depletion