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diminution

noun

1 diminution

Change toward something smaller or lower.

synonym: decline.



2 diminution

The statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original).

Polish: dyminucja

3 diminution

The act of decreasing or reducing something.

synonyms: decrease, reduction, step-down.

Roget 36: decrease, diminution; lessening etc. v.; subtraction etc. 38; reduction, abatement, declension; shrinking etc. (contraction.) ... show more

Roget 195: contraction, reduction, diminution; decrease of size etc. 36; defalcation, decrement; lessening, shrinking etc. v.; compaction; ... show more

Dutch: aftreden, afname, afneming, daling, mindering, reductie, verlaging, vermindering
Polish: malenie, pomniejszanie się, zmniejszanie się


Moby thesaurus: abatement, abridgment, allayment, alleviation, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, appeasement, assuagement, attenuation, attrition, blunting, calming, concavity, contraction, curtailment, cut, cutting, dampening, damping ... show more.

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