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Definitions of diminution

  1. change toward something smaller or lower Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of decreasing or reducing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of making less; reduction; lessening. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A lessening: degradation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A lessening; decrease. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of diminishing, or the condition of being diminished; reduction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of lessening; the state of becoming less; degradation; a lessening in estimation; the contraction of the diameter of a column as it ascends from its base to its capital; the division of a long note into shorter ones, as a semibreve into two minims. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of lessening or making smaller; decrease. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. 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. dictgcide_fs
  16. dim-in-[=u]'shun, n. a lessening: degradation.--adj. DIMIN'UTIVE, of a diminished size: small: contracted.--n. (gram.) a word formed from another to express a little one of the kind.--adv. DIMIN'UTIVELY.--n. DIMIN'UTIVENESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Diminishing, amount of it. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] Act of diminishing, or state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, degree, or value;—loss of dignity or esteem; discredit;—deprivation of official rank; degradation;—an error or omission in a law plea. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. The act of making less; the state of growing less; discredit; in architecture, the contraction of a diameter of a column, as it ascends. Complete Dictionary
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