What does diminution mean?

Definitions for diminution
ˌdɪm əˈnu ʃən, -ˈnyu-diminu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decline, diminution(noun)

    change toward something smaller or lower

  2. diminution(noun)

    the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)

  3. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(noun)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

Wiktionary

  1. diminution(Noun)

    A lessening, decrease or reduction.

    The new emission standards have produced a measurable diminution in air pollution.

  2. diminution(Noun)

    The shortening of the notes of a melody or theme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diminution(noun)

    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. Diminution(noun)

    the act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement

  3. Diminution(noun)

    omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record

  4. Diminution(noun)

    in counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself

Freebase

  1. Diminution

    In Western music and music theory, diminution has four distinct meanings. Diminution may be a form of embellishment in which a long note is divided into a series of shorter, usually melodic, values. Diminution may also be the compositional device where a melody, theme or motif is presented in shorter note-values than were previously used. Diminution is also the term for the proportional shortening of the value of individual note-shapes in mensural notation, either by coloration or by a sign of proportion. A minor or perfect interval that is narrowed by a chromatic semitone is a diminished interval, and the process may be referred to as diminution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diminution

    dim-in-ū′shun, n. a lessening: degradation.—adj. Dimin′utive, of a diminished size: small: contracted.—n. (gram.) a word formed from another to express a little one of the kind.—adv. Dimin′utively.—n. Dimin′utiveness.

How to pronounce diminution?

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    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say diminution in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diminution in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diminution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of diminution in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Chaque numéro ou de la matière a une option ou plutôt vous avez une option. Oui! vous me avez bien entendu. Vous pouvez choisir la vie ou la mort, le succès ou l'échec, de la richesse ou de la pauvreté, l'excellence ou la médiocrité, la grâce ou la disgrâce, le pardon ou unforgivingness, la justice ou l'injustice, la cupidité ou de contentement, de la moralité ou de l'immoralité, de patience ou d'impatience, la gloire ou l'obscurité, la paix ou la guerre, la sagesse ou folie, force ou faiblesse, la connaissance ou de l'ignorance, de la compréhension ou l'incompréhension, le respect ou manque de respect, d'alphabétisation ou l'analphabétisme, la bonté ou unkindess, l'unité ou la désunion, l'espoir ou de désespoir, de la construction ou de la destruction, le salut ou la damnation, l'encouragement ou de découragement, la grandeur ou la banalité, la solidité ou la matité, l'enfer ou le paradis, la lumière ou les ténèbres, Dieu ou Satan, augmentation ou diminution, appréciation ou la dépréciation, de gratitude ou de l'ingratitude, l'humilité ou la fierté, la loyauté ou de déloyauté, la douceur ou ungentleness, l'amour ou la haine, la fidélité ou infidélité, la générosité ou l'avarice, la fidélité ou l'infidélité, l'honnêteté ou la malhonnêteté, de courage ou de lâcheté, le bonheur ou le malheur, la compassion ou la cruauté, la piété ou de l'impiété, la justice ou l'injustice. Cependant, toutes les illustrations ci-dessus montre évidemment que, vous avez la volonté de choisir soit positif ou l'aspect négatif de chaque problème ou la question dans la vie. Ainsi, le monde est dans votre huître dire que vous êtes en mesure de choisir ou de profiter d'un large éventail de possibilités et options. Mais, je vous exhorte, comme d'habitude. Dare de choisir l'aspect positif de tout plutôt que l'aspect négatif de lui. Même si/quand vous êtes dans le dilemme.

  2. Tom Daschle:

    It's a very unfortunate evolution in that the checks and balances that our Founding Fathers had so emphasized... have been diminished if not completely eliminated, there are very few checks and balances today in large measure because of the unswerving loyalty and commitment the Republican caucus has made to President Donald Trump over and above their commitments to the role and the character of Powerful Senate. It's been a diminution in stature, in authority... in the ability of our constitutional order to provide the kind of real balance and oversight that is so critical to good government.

  3. Karl Rove:

    If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else, language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may actually see some diminution in support of the next couple of weeks.

  4. John Kilduff:

    The decline in refinery utilization is also bearish for crude oil price, since any diminution in demand will cause the recent trend of crude oil inventory declines to reverse.

  5. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    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.

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