- Remission is forgiveness or the decrease in symptoms of a disease.
- An example of remission is to grant a prisoner a pardon.
- An example of remission is being free from previous cancer symptoms.
remission definition by Webster's New World
- forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes
- cancellation of or release from a debt, tax, penalty, etc.
- a lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
- a relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin remissio, a sending back, in Ecclesiastical Late Latin forgiveness of sin ; from past participle of remittere: see remit
- remissive adjective
remission definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act of remitting.b. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
- A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
- a. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.b. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
- a. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.b. Forgiveness; pardon.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin remissiō, remissiōn-, from remissus, past participle of remittere, to let go; see remit.
remission - Cultural Definition
A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.
remission - Medical Definition
- Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
- The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
remission - Science Definition