- treatment treat‧ment [ˈtriːtmənt] noun1. [countable, uncountable] a particular way of dealing with someone or something:
• The range of permissible accounting treatments is amazingly broad.
• The investigation found that some contractors received preferential treatment (= were given an unfair advantage ) .2. [uncountable] a process by which something is protected, cleaned, or made safe:
• an organic waste treatment plant
* * *treatment UK US /ˈtriːtmənt/ noun► [U] a way of behaving towards someone or something: equal/fair treatment for sb/sth »
The court order required equal treatment for female police department employees.preferential/special treatment for sb/sth »
The tax reform will end three decades of preferential treatment for foreign companies.treatment of sb/sth »
Their ethical range of meat products ensures the humane treatment of their farm animals.► [C or U] a way of dealing with something: »
Investors are refusing to sell in the face of punitive tax treatment.»
Changes in the treatment of capital gains are discussed in the report.► [C or U] PRODUCTION a process by which something is protected from damage or decay, cleaned, or made safe: a treatment facility/plant/system »
The city's sewage treatment plant has been overwhelmed by recent rains.»
Treatment of agricultural runoff is largely voluntary.
Financial and business terms. 2012.