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di·min·u·tive

 (dĭ-mĭn′yə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Extremely or extraordinarily small. See Synonyms at small.
2. Grammar Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.
n.
1. Grammar A diminutive suffix, word, or name.
2. A very small person or thing.

[Middle English diminutif, from Old French, from Latin dīminūtīvus, from dīminūtus, past participle of dīminuere; see diminish.]

di·min′u·tive·ly adv.
di·min′u·tive·ness n.

diminutive

(dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv)
adj
1. very small; tiny
2. (Linguistics) grammar
a. denoting an affix added to a word to convey the meaning small or unimportant or to express affection, as for example the suffix -ette in French
b. denoting a word formed by the addition of a diminutive affix
n
3. (Grammar) grammar a diminutive word or affix
4. a tiny person or thing
Compare (for senses 2, 3): augmentative
diminutival adj
diˈminutively adv
diˈminutiveness n

di•min•u•tive

(dɪˈmɪn yə tɪv)

adj.
1. much smaller than the average or usual; tiny.
2. pertaining to or productive of a form denoting smallness, familiarity, affection, or triviality, as the suffix -let in droplet from drop.
n.
3. a diminutive element or formation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin dīminūtīvus= Latin dīminūt(us) lessened (for dēminūtus; see diminution) + -īvus -ive]
di•min′u•tive•ly, adv.
di•min′u•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diminutive - a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Adj.1.diminutive - very smalldiminutive - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

diminutive

adjective small, little, tiny, minute, pocket(-sized), mini, wee, miniature, petite, midget, undersized, teeny-weeny, Lilliputian, bantam, teensy-weensy, pygmy or pigmy a diminutive figure stood at the entrance
big, great, giant, massive (informal), enormous, immense, jumbo (informal), gigantic, colossal, king-size

diminutive

adjective
Translations
شَديد الصِّغَر
drobnýmaličkýzdrobnělina
diminutivmeget lille
diminutiivimitätönpienentääpikkuruinenvähäinen
deminutivumanjenica
pöttöm
agnarlítill, örsmár
diminutiefkleinverkleinendverkleinwoord
drobnýmaličkýzdrobnenina

diminutive

[dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= very small) → diminuto
2. (Ling) → diminutivo
B. N (Ling) → diminutivo m

diminutive

[dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv]
adj (= very small) → minuscule, tout(e) petit(e)
n (= shortened form) [word, name] → diminutif m

diminutive

adjwinzig, klein; (Gram) → diminutiv
n (Gram) → Verkleinerungsform f, → Diminutiv(um) nt; (of name)Kurzform f

diminutive

[dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv]
1. adj (frm) → minuto/a, minuscolo/a
2. n (Gram) → diminutivo

diminution

(dimiˈnjuːʃən) noun
lessening. a diminution in the birth rate.
diminutive (diˈminjutiv) adjective
very small. a diminutive child.

diminutive

n. diminutivo;
a. diminuto-a, pequeño-a.
References in classic literature ?
Bessie Carvil's figure appeared in black silhou- ette on the parlour window; then, with the sound of an opening door, flitted out before the other cot- tage, all black, but with something white over her head.
Asimismo Ette resalta el hecho de que Barthes se detiene en el "efecto de extranamiento" (19) ocasionado por la inundacion sobre el mundo de los objetos conocidos, situacion que colleva una "desautomatizacion de la percepcion" (19).
Enseguida en el capitulo "Archipielagos de la teoria", Ette retoma el tema de la inundacion del Sena y plantea al respecto la disolucion de las jerarquias que se produce en el paisaje en beneficio de un paisaje acuatico, el que a su vez posibilita la presencia de un archipielago (43).
Al comentar esta cita de Barthes, Ette senala los alcances epistemologicos de la ruptura del paradigma de la literatura de viajes constituido por un sujeto que se desplaza a traves de un paisaje que no se mueve: "Los objetos mismos viajan, se mueven y a su vez imponen a sus observadores distintas perspectivas y logicas" (47).
La mayoria de informacion presentada se deriva de un trabajo de campo de varios meses realizado durante la segunda mitad del ano 2003, y de dos reconocimiento mas cortos en 2006 y 2009, en las diferentes parcialidades que conforman el actual resguardo ette en el norte de Colombia: Issa Orisstuna y Ette Buteriya, en las inmediaciones del rio Ariguani, y Narakajmanta, en las estribaciones septentrionales de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Observaciones preliminares sobre la lengua y la cultura ette
Swets' response to the librarians' dilemma was to take control of this "uncontrollable environment" for e-licenses and relieve the "headaches of the day-today management," says van Ette.
Van Ette views the License Bank as the "window on the e-license landscape.
El presente articulo se interesa por la articulacion de estas ideas en una sociedad indigena del norte de Colombia: los ette, tambien conocidos como "chimilas" (2).
Puesto que los ette no desligan la experiencia temporal de la experiencia espacial, en la segunda seccion se exponen ciertas ideas sobre la estructuracion mitica del cosmos.
Aunque el etnonimo "chimila" se remonta al siglo xvi y goza de popularidad en la literatura etnografica, historica y linguistica, el pueblo al que se refiere prefiere autodenominarse ette, literalmente "gente".
Los ette fueron totalmente despojados de sus tierras.