diminution diminution  /ˌdɪ mə ˈnu ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) change toward something smaller or lower
  2. (n) the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
  3. (n) the act of decreasing or reducing something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But his success to date means that Tendulkar could leave the field tomorrow without any diminution of circumstances.
  2. There has been no diminution of the fighting spirit of the Obama campaign.
  3. This, of course, creates a sense of hopelessness and nothing cuts down on humanitarian, foreign and development assistance so much as the jaded diminution of hope.

News

  • Weird but true

    A 9/11 memorial in California incorporating steel from the World Trade Center is advertising an upcoming fund-raiser with a flier stating, “Celebrating Napa’s 30-ton erection.” The phallic joke was criticized by some as a diminution of the Napa 9/11 Memorial Project. *** An Idaho company claims to have...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "None of us knows the full story of precisely what the militias are doing," Rice said. "But if there is a diminution in the violence as a result, if they have decided that they are not going to challenge the Baghdad security plan, then the...
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

  2. "You've had a slow diminution of old Southern senators, the die-hard segregationists who fought the Lyndon Johnson civil rights legislation only to have a conversion," said Ronald Walters, a retired University of Maryland political science...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Walters Source: Kansas City Star

  3. Sir Christopher said: "Far from seeing a diminution in work on privacy we have seen an increase in the number of privacy issues."
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Christopher Meyer Source: BBC News

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /