- the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction.
- Music. the repetition or imitation of a subject or theme in notes of shorter duration than those first used.
- Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.
- I think accepting this would constitute a very real diminution in our social insurance policy and would really be crossing a line.
- But Sarah Palin, perhaps unwittingly, found a way to short circuit this whole diminution and demolition process.
- I have no doubt Texas and its politicians will rebound here one day, but for now, the diminution of Texas power is kinda sad.
- Absence or marked diminution, therefore, indicates organic disease of the stomach.
- In passing round Cape Flinders, there appeared to be a considerable diminution in the remains of the Frederick's wreck.
- Medicinal doses of the bromides produce in healthy persons a general diminution of nervous energy.
- Her bodily energy exhibits no diminution for many years, she being still able to walk briskly about the room.
- The total diminution of revenues occasioned by the reductions was estimated by the right honourable baronet at about 270,000.