diminution / ˌdɪm əˈnu ʃən, -ˈnyu- /


diminution 的定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction.
  2. Music. the repetition or imitation of a subject or theme in notes of shorter duration than those first used.

diminution 近义词

n. 名词 noun

lessening, reduction


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