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.




(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


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * settlement agreement




    (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