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Definition 1: the act of decreasing or reducing something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for diminution in the sense of this definition

(diminution is a kind of ...) the act of changing the amount or size of something

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of letting the air out of something

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

(... is a kind of diminution ) reducing prices back to some earlier level

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing the strength of something

(... is a kind of diminution ) a decrease in price or value

"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

(... is a kind of diminution ) a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

(... is a kind of diminution ) the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

(... is a kind of diminution ) reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon

(... is a kind of diminution ) a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of becoming less

(... is a kind of diminution ) act of decreasing in length

"the dress needs shortening"

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing the amount or number

"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

(... is a kind of diminution ) the action of lessening in severity or intensity

"the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of causing to become less

(... is a kind of diminution ) a reduction in quantity or rate

(... is a kind of diminution ) the reduction of something's value or worth

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing the vitality of something

(... is a kind of diminution ) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

(... is a kind of diminution ) (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

(... is a kind of diminution ) the act of decreasing something markedly

(... is a kind of diminution ) a direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)

Definition 2: the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original) - [noun denoting communication]

(diminution is a kind of ...) (music) the presentation of a musical theme

"the initial statement of the sonata"

Definition 3: change toward something smaller or lower - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for diminution in the sense of this definition

(diminution is a kind of ...) a process of becoming smaller or shorter

(... is a kind of diminution ) process of changing to an inferior state

(... is a kind of diminution ) diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen

(... is a kind of diminution ) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

(... is a kind of diminution ) a gradual decline of something

"after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"

(... is a kind of diminution ) gradual decline in amount or activity

"weight loss" "a serious loss of business"

(... is a kind of diminution ) a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline

"the stock took a nosedive"

(... is a kind of diminution ) a temporary decline in health or value

(... is a kind of diminution ) decline from a standard level of performance or achievement

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