dilution

noun
di·​lu·​tion | \ dī-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce dilution (audio) , də- \

Definition of dilution

1 : the action of diluting : the state of being diluted
2 : something (such as a solution) that is diluted
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

Examples of dilution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was also substantial shareholder dilution within that time. Steven Desmyter, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Chefs, artists, farmers, and storytellers are reinvigorating a culture once threatened by dilution, even erasure. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2022 Other disappointments included the dilution of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s $100 million revamp of the West Shoreway finished in 2017. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 And while the sting of some initial investment dilution isn’t nothing, the pain of missing out on the next Uber or Airbnb burns into the memory of any VC. Zain Jaffer, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 And as ice became more available to wealthier drinkers, it was added to the drink for dilution and refreshment. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 In movie theaters, there is risk of exposure from those seated immediately around you, but because of limited talking and, typically, a high ceiling, there is a lot more dilution of the air. Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, Scientific American, 19 Apr. 2022 Equity dilution is also a common concern among founders who didn't opt for angel investments or venture capital. Percy Hung, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 This dilution effect might be part of the reason murmurations happen: The more starlings in the flock, the lower the risk to any one bird of being the one that gets snagged by a predator. Tom Langen, The Conversation, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dilution

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dilution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilution. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for dilution

dilution

noun
di·​lu·​tion | \ dī-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce dilution (audio) , də- \

Kids Definition of dilution

1 : the act of making thinner or more liquid : the state of being made thinner or more liquid
2 : something (as a solution) that has had something added to it to make it thinner or more liquid

dilution

noun
di·​lu·​tion | \ dī-ˈlü-shən, də- How to pronounce dilution (audio) \

Medical Definition of dilution

1 : the action of diluting : the state of being diluted
2 : something (as a solution) that is diluted

dilution

noun
di·​lu·​tion | \ dī-ˈlü-shən, də- How to pronounce dilution (audio) \

Legal Definition of dilution

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 : 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 : 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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