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English noun: diminution

1. diminution (process) change toward something smaller or lower


Synonymsdecline


Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement


Narrower (hyponym)declension, decline in quality, deterioration, detumescence, ebb, ebbing, erosion, loss, nosedive, sinking spell, slippage, wane, worsening

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


Broader (hypernym)statement


Antonymsaugmentation

3. diminution (act) the act of decreasing or reducing something


Synonymsdecrease, reduction, step-down


Broader (hypernym)change of magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)alleviation, amortisation, amortization, contraction, cut, cutback, de-escalation, declassification, deduction, deduction, deflation, depletion, depreciation, devaluation, devitalisation, devitalization, discount, easement, easing, extenuation, lowering, minimisation, minimization, mitigation, mitigation, moderation, palliation, price reduction, relief, reverse split, reverse stock split, rollback, shelter, shortening, shrinking, split down, subtraction, tax credit, tax shelter, weakening


Antonymsstep-up, increase









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