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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 ?
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En el segundo se comentan algunos aspectos de la lengua, la cultura y la tradicion mitologica del pueblo ette, relevantes para una mejor compresion y valoracion de la historia presentada.
Van Ette calls the License Bank "the jewel in the crown" of Swets' latest product line.
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).
La mayor parte de la informacion que se presenta en el articulo se deriva de un trabajo etnografico realizado durante los anos 2003 y 2006 en las diferentes parcialidades que conforman el actual resguardo ette en el departamento del Magdalena (Nino Vargas, 2005; 2007).
Mason Ette has only ever run one bad race in his life, which was on the all-weather, and his consistency, combined with a forceful running style, will make him a formidable opponent for the equally-in-form Makshoof.MW
En el primero se encuentran algunas observaciones introductorias sobre la cultura y la lengua ette. El segundo se concentra en el proceso de categorizacion que acompana la accion de contar y que implica el uso de clasificadores numerales.
Pargette ette et r & Son Ltd., Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 WAINWRIGHT Philip Ex Teacher of Whitley Abbey School Beloved husband of Stella, loving dad of John, Katy, ty, ty Gill, Richard and David.
Ottmar Ette empieza con la breve biografia de la "segunda vida" de Jauss--la de romanista--, ya que se desea mostrar como su estilo particular ha sido desarrollado en funcion de razones historicas y biograficas.
La coleccion "Filosofia y pensamiento" de la Universidad de Granada acaba de publicar, con traduccion de Vicente Bernaschina, este ensayo de 2013 del profesor aleman Ottmar Ette, uno de los nombres imprescindibles dentro de las teorias literarias contemporaneas y, tambien, en los estudios de las literaturas romanicas, en particular, la francesa, la latinoamericana y la caribena.
Su autor, el destacado romanista aleman Ottmar Ette, ademas de ser impulsor de los estudios transareales, teorico de las literaturas sin residencia fija e infatigable investigador de Alexander von Humboldt, entre otras areas de investigacion, es uno de los intelectuales que mas profunda y originalmente ha calado en el universo bartheseano a traves de diversas investigaciones y que ha desarrollado en dichos estudios una singular propuesta teorica en torno al pensamiento del erudito frances (2).