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Definition of 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.
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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