diminution

[ dim-uh-noo-shuh n, -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF diminution
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIMINUTION

In buying or selling, any excess or diminution of what the law allows shall be registered.

The difficulty increases with the increase, and diminishes with the diminution of the number.

There seems no diminution in the plague yet, that we can discern.

We have borne the heat without any diminution of natural strength.

The diminution is often considerable, often indeed absolute.

The diminution is chiefly at the expense of the polynuclear cells.

It was long before there arrived any diminution in the unholy racket.

Do they observe, or fancy they observe, any diminution in the strength of England?

The diminution revealed by the 1911 Census amounts to 76,000.

There shall be no diminution of my love, no retraction of my promises.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French diminuciun, Old French diminucion, from Latin diminutionem (nominative diminutio), earlier deminutionem, noun of action from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).

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