easement vs easing what difference

what is difference between easement and easing



From Anglo-Norman aisement, easement, eisement, esament, esement, and Middle French aisement (comfort, convenience, ease, facility, opportunity; a benefit, relief; a right to use land, a thing, etc.; a privy), from aisier (to put at ease; to facilitate) + -ment (-ment, suffix forming nouns, usually the action or state resulting from verbs).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈiːzm(ə)nt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈizmənt/
  • Hyphenation: ease‧ment


easement (countable and uncountable, plural easements)

  1. (architecture) An element such as a baseboard, handrail, etc., that is curved instead of abruptly changing direction.
  2. (archaic) Easing, relief.
    • 1666, John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners: Or, A Brief and Faithful Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to His Poor Servant John Bvnyan, London: Printed by George Larkin, OCLC 12787585; 6th corr. edition, London: Printed for Nath. Ponder, at the Pea-cock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks-Market, 1688, OCLC 643954458, pages 92–93:
      But now, thought I, if this ſin is not unto death, then it is pardonable; therefore from this I have encouragement to come to God by Chriſt for mercy; to conſider the promiſe of forgiveneſs, as that which ſtands with open arms to receive me, as well as others. This therefore was a great eaſement to my mind; to wit, that my ſin was pardonable, that it was not the ſin unto death, []
  3. (archaic, euphemistic) The act of relieving oneself: defecating or urinating.
  4. (model railroading) Transition spiral curve track between a straight or tangent track and a circular curved track of a certain radius or selected radius.
  5. Assistance.
  6. Support.
  7. Gratification.

Derived terms

  • (act of relieving oneself): do one’s easement, house of easement, stool of easement


Further reading

  • easement (law) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


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  • IPA(key): /ˈiːzɪŋ/



  1. present participle of ease


easing (plural easings)

  1. The act by which something is eased.
    • 1978, Jack Vance, The View from Chickweed’s Window
      Then everyone moved at the same time — slight shiftings of the hands and feet, furtive easings of position.


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