Type your word below and click
What-does.net is your comprehensive online definition dictionary. If you are not sure how to define Diminution, our website can provide you with the appropriate definition. On this page, you can find what is Diminution.

Diminution meaning

diminution - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.
  2. 2. Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.
  3. 3. In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.
  4. 4. The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; - opposed to augmentation or increase.
  5. 5. A lessening; decrease.

diminution - examples of usage

  1. Whether the conclusion is to be accepted that there has been a diminution in the actual number of women living in rural places, it is impossible to decide with any accuracy. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. An entire loss of appetite occurs, and in milk cows there is a diminution of the milk secretion. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. But a law passed with this view might be so framed as to effect its object rather by a diminution of the people than an increase of the corn: and even if constructed in the most judicious manner, it can never be made entirely free from objections of this kind. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
Filter by letter: