diminution

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From Anglo-Norman diminuciun, Old French diminucion, from Latin diminutio

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diminution (plural diminutions)

  1. A lessening, decrease or reduction.
    The new emission standards have produced a measurable diminution in air pollution.
  2. (music) The shortening of the notes of a melody or theme.

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Noun[edit]

diminution (plural diminutiones)

  1. decrease

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