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Diminution

Diminution Meaning & Definition
Diminution Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Diminution?

[n] the act of decreasing or reducing something
[n] the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
[n] change toward something smaller or lower

Synonyms | Synonyms for Diminution: decline | decrease | reduction | step-down

Related Terms | Find terms related to Diminution: abatement | abridgment | allayment | alleviation | analgesia | anesthesia | anesthetizing | appeasement | assuagement | attenuation | attrition | blunting | calming | concavity | contraction | curtailment | cut | cutting | dampening | damping | deadening | debasement | decrease | decrement | decrescence | deduction | de-escalation | deflation | degradation | demotion | demulsion | depletion | depreciation | depression | derogation | descent | detraction | detrusion | diminishment | dip | disparagement | ducking | dulcification | dulling | dying | dying off | ease | easement | easing | extenuation | extraction | fade-out | falling-off | hauling down | hollowness | hushing | impairment | languishment | leniency | lessening | letdown | letup | lightening | loosening | lowering | lulling | miniaturization | mitigation | modulation | mollification | numbing | pacification | palliation | quietening | quieting | reduction | relaxation | relief | remedy | remission | retraction | retrenchment | sagging | salving | scaling down | shortening | shrinkage | simplicity | sinking | slackening | softening | soothing | subduement | submergence | subtraction | tempering | thrusting under | tranquilization | truncation | weakening

See Also | alleviation | amortisation | amortization | change of magnitude | cut | cutback | declassification | declension | decline in quality | decrease | decrement | deduction | de-escalation | deflation | depletion | depreciation | deterioration | devaluation | devitalisation | devitalization | discount | drop-off | easement | easing | ebb | ebbing | extenuation | falling off | falloff | loss | lowering | minimisation | minimization | mitigation | moderation | palliation | price reduction | relief | reverse split | reverse stock split | rollback | shelter | shortening | shrinking | sinking spell | slack | slippage | slump | split down | statement | subtraction | tax credit | tax deduction | tax shelter | wane | weakening | worsening

Diminution In Webster's Dictionary

\Dim`i*nu"tion\, n. [L. diminutio, or perh. rather deminutio: cf. F. diminution. See {Diminish}.] 1. The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to {augmentation} or {increase}. 2. The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement. The world's opinion or diminution of me. --Eikon Basilike. Nor thinks it diminution to be ranked In military honor next. --Philips. 3. (Law) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record. 4. (Mus.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself. Syn: Decrease; decay; abatement; reduction; deduction; decrement.

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