diminution

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dim·i·nu·tion

noun \ˌdi-mə-ˈnü-shən also -ˈnyü-\

: the act or process of becoming less

Full Definition of DIMINUTION

:  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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