diminution

(redirected from diminutional)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

dim·i·nu·tion

 (dĭm′ə-no͞o′shən, -nyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
b. The resulting reduction; decrease.
2. Music Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.

[Middle English diminucioun, from Old French diminution, from Latin dīminūtiō, dīminūtiōn-, from dīminūtus, past participle of dīminuere; see diminish.]

dim′i·nu′tion·al adj.

diminution

(ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən)
n
1. reduction; decrease
2. (Classical Music) music the presentation of the subject of a fugue, etc, in which the note values are reduced in length. Compare augmentation3
[C14: from Latin dēminūtiō; see diminish]

dim•i•nu•tion

(ˌdɪm əˈnu ʃən, -ˈnyu-)

n.
the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin dīminūtiō, for dēminūtiō (by influence of dīminuere; see diminish) <dēminū-, variant s. of dēminuere (dē- de- + minuere to lessen)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diminution - change toward something smaller or lowerdiminution - change toward something smaller or lower
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
decline in quality, worsening, declension, deterioration - process of changing to an inferior state
detumescence - diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen
ebb, ebbing, wane - a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
erosion - a gradual decline of something; "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
loss - gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
nosedive - a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline; "the stock took a nosedive"
sinking spell - a temporary decline in health or value
slippage - decline from a standard level of performance or achievement
2.diminution - the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
statement - (music) the presentation of a musical theme; "the initial statement of the sonata"
augmentation - the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
3.diminution - the act of decreasing or reducing somethingdiminution - the act of decreasing or reducing something
change of magnitude - the act of changing the amount or size of something
cut - the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
mitigation, moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
lowering - the act of causing to become less
cutback - a reduction in quantity or rate
devaluation - the reduction of something's value or worth
devitalisation, devitalization - the act of reducing the vitality of something
mitigation, palliation, extenuation - to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
de-escalation - (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
minimisation, minimization - the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
shrinking - the act of becoming less
subtraction, deduction - the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
discount, price reduction, deduction - the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
rollback - reducing prices back to some earlier level
weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
depreciation - a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
contraction - the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
reverse split, reverse stock split, split down - a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
amortisation, amortization - the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
declassification - reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
tax shelter, shelter - a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
tax credit - a direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)

diminution

noun
1. decrease, decline, lessening, weakening, decay, contraction, abatement a slight diminution in asset value
2. reduction, cut, decrease, weakening, deduction, contraction, lessening, cutback, retrenchment, abatement, curtailment The president has accepted a diminution of his original powers.

diminution

noun
Translations
نَقْص، تَناقُص
poklessníženíúbytek
formindskelsereduktion
minnkun, rÿrnun
mažytisminiatiūrinis
samazināšanasamazināšanās
azalışazalma

diminution

[ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən] N (frm) → disminución f

diminution

n (in general) → Verringerung f; (of reputation)Schmälerung f; (in enthusiasm) → Nachlassen nt

diminution

[ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən] n (of value, power) → diminuzione f; (of strength, enthusiasm) → affievolimento

diminution

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

diminution

n. disminución, proceso de disminuir o reducir.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus diminutional psychological misorientation is the diagnostic label that refers to the process in which the capacity of low levels of psychological Africanity to drive own-race maintenance behavior is diminished (and likely to be eclipsed) by concepts that reflect psychological misorientation as the latter increase in number and influence in the cognitive structure.
Path (4): correct orientation [right arrow][right arrow] psychological misorientation or diminutional psychological misorientation; and lastly