HyperDic: diminution

English > 3 senses of the word diminution:
NOUNprocessdiminution, declinechange toward something smaller or lower
communicationdiminutionthe statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
actdiminution, decrease, reduction, step-downthe act of decreasing or reducing something
diminution > pronunciation
Soundsdih.mahnuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > diminution: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningchange toward something smaller or lower.
Synonymdecline
Narrowerdeterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningProcess of changing to an inferior state
detumescencediminution of swelling
ebb, ebbing, waneA gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
erosionA gradual decline of something
lossgradual decline in amount or activity
nosediveA sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
sinking spellA temporary decline in health or value
slippagedecline from a standard level of performance or achievement
Broaderdecrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
Spanishdisminución, reducción
Catalandisminució, reducció
Verbsdiminishdecrease in size, extent, or range
English > diminution: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original).
Broaderstatement(music) the presentation of a musical theme
OppositeaugmentationThe statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
Spanishdisminución
English > diminution: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of decreasing or reducing something.
Synonymsdecrease, reduction, step-down
Narroweramortization, amortisationThe reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
contractionThe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
cutThe act of reducing the amount or number
cutbackA reduction in quantity or rate
de-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
declassificationreduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
deflationThe act of letting the air out of something
depletionThe act of decreasing something markedly
depreciationA decrease in price or value
devaluationThe reduction of something's value or worth
devitalization, devitalisationThe act of reducing the vitality of something
discount, price reduction, deductionThe act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
easing, easement, alleviation, reliefThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
extenuation, mitigation, palliationTo act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
loweringThe act of causing to become less
minimization, minimisationThe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
moderation, mitigationThe action of lessening in severity or intensity
reverse split, reverse stock split, split downA decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
rollbackReducing prices back to some earlier level
shorteningAct of decreasing in length
shrinkingThe act of becoming less
subtraction, deductionThe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
tax creditA direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)
tax shelter, shelterA way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
weakeningThe act of reducing the strength of something
Broaderchange of magnitudeThe act of changing the amount or size of something
Oppositeincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Spanishdebilitamiento, disminución, merma, reducción
Catalandecreixement, decreixença, disminució, minvament, reducció

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