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dilution

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noun di·lu·tion \dī-ˈlü-shən, də-\

Definition of dilution

  1. 1 :  the action of diluting :  the state of being diluted

  2. 2 :  something (as a solution) that is diluted

  3. 3 :  a lessening of real value (as of equity) by a decrease in relative worth; specifically :  a decrease of per share value of common stock by an increase in the total number of shares



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First Known Use of dilution

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DILUTION Defined for Kids

dilution

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noun di·lu·tion \dī-ˈlü-shən, də-\

Definition of dilution for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of making thinner or more liquid :  the state of being made thinner or more liquid

  2. 2 :  something (as a solution) that has had something added to it to make it thinner or more liquid




Medical Dictionary

dilution

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noun di·lu·tion \dī-ˈlü-shən, də-\

Medical Definition of dilution

  1. 1:  the action of diluting :  the state of being diluted

  2. 2:  something (as a solution) that is diluted




Law Dictionary

dilution

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noun di·lu·tion \dī-ˈlü-shən, də-\

Legal Definition of dilution

  1. 1 :  a lessening of real value (as of equity) by a decrease in relative worth; specifically :  a decrease of the value per share of common stock caused by an increase in the total number of shares

  2. 2 :  a lessening of the value of a trademark that is caused by use of the mark by another and that creates potential confusion on the part of the consumer

  3. 3 :  a weakening of the voting rights of a group of citizens (as a minority) because the representatives they elect have no greater legislative power than the representatives elected by smaller voting groups




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