Noun(1) change toward something smaller or lower(2) the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original(3) the act of decreasing or reducing something
(1) a permanent diminution in value(2) The other concerns some of the central moral arguments for the elimination of sex roles and the diminution , if not elimination, of the importance of distinctions connected with one's sex or race.(3) But it would signal a significant diminution of polarization only if the candidate were able to hold onto enough of the base to win the general election.(4) the disease shows no signs of diminution(5) The obsession with size - or the diminution thereof - seems to lead some people to lose sight of what really matters, which is profitability.(6) And with war, I see the problems I outlined earlier, and I see a diminution in the authority and the work of the United Nations for the future.(7) The recent diminution on the international scene of these three nations means less illustrious sides are no longer gripped with a fear factor when facing what have tended to be considered behemoths of the game.(8) At national level, the diminution in the importance of the marine sector within the Government structure continues.(9) But it is hard to sustain that insistence on the preservation of the Catholic tradition on the one hand with a total insistence on the diminution of a Protestant tradition on the other.(10) The diminution of the importance of olfaction is a casualty of the drive towards the intellectualisation of modern life.(11) This is a reflection of the diminution in the importance of marriage, and of the adult relationship as the focus of attention for family law and policy, and of the shift towards an emphasis upon parenthood.(12) The effect of the laws was to reduce total turnover by about 10 per cent, with a corresponding diminution of imports from other Member States.(13) The smaller back room was crowded with scaled-down pieces, which seemed to have picked up density and psychological charge along with their diminution in size.(14) The diminution of the scope and autonomy of the private sphere constrains the potential for development of the individual through intimate relationships.(15) The old man told him, with vain regrets, as age was creeping on him, and he had been obliged to relinquish part of his duties, that of delivering the town letters, and this meant a considerable diminution of salary.(16) A by-product of the diminution of subjectivity was the undermining of medical science and the corresponding inflation of health as a moral discourse.
(1) diminution :: vermindering
1. reduction ::
2. step-down ::
3. decline ::
1. boost ::
2. gain ::
3. increase ::
4. increment ::
5. raise ::
in te samel
6. rise ::
Different Formsdiminution, diminutions
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