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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of decreasing or reducing something; The statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original); Change toward something smaller or lower.

Usage examples (32)
  • There is a gradual diminution with age in the power of some spinal reflexes, for example the knee-jerk reflex.
  • But that diminution is contained within the House of Representatives itself whose members all suffer equally.
  • I had thought it was just either some short-term diminution in frequency that might be over soon, or a case of the recency illusion.
  • Illustrissimus unto diminution is to find a positive in a superlative, and in the most orient light to seek for darkness. for more
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