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Definition of Diminution

Diminution

  1. The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentation or increase.
  2. The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.
  3. Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.
  4. In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.

Diminution Quotations

The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution - this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
Groucho Marx

The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
Leonardo da Vinci

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
Herbert Spencer

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Andrew Jackson

Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious.
Emile M. Cioran
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Diminution Translations

diminution in Dutch is afname
diminution in French is amoindrissement
diminution in German is Verminderung
diminution in Norwegian is forminskelse
diminution in Swedish is minskning
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