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treatment Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
  2. noun the management of someone or something
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system
  3. noun a manner of dealing with something artistically
    • his treatment of space borrows from Italian architecture
  4. noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    discussion; discourse.
    • the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
    • his treatment of the race question is badly biased

Treat"ment noun
Cf. F. traitement. See Treat.
  1. The act or manner of treating; management; manipulation; handling; usage; as, unkind treatment; medical treatment.
  2. Entertainment; treat. Obs.
    Accept such treatment as a swain affords. Pope.

Webster 1913