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diminution

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noun dim·i·nu·tion \ˌdi-mə-ˈnü-shən also -ˈnyü-\

Simple Definition of diminution

  • : the act or process of becoming less

Full Definition of diminution

  1. :  the act, process, or an instance of diminishing :  decrease

Examples of diminution

  1. <a diminution of 60 percent over the course of the month>



Origin of diminution

Middle English diminucioun, from Anglo-French diminutiun, from Medieval Latin diminution-, diminutio, alteration of Latin deminution-, deminutio, from deminuere


First Known Use: 14th century



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