diminution[ dim-uh-noo-shuh n, -nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF diminution
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.
We have borne the heat without any diminution of natural strength.
There seems no diminution in the plague yet, that we can discern.
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.