diminishing : Definition, Usages, News and More

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di mi ni shing

  • v  decrease in size, extent, or range
  • v  lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
  • s  becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
    diminishing returns
    his diminishing respect for her

  • Too much homework brings diminishing returns.
  • Articulating today's zeitgeist, it's been used in newspaper editorials, politicians' speeches, commencement addresses, blog posts, and shows no sign of diminishing.
  • The idea that high tax rates brought diminishing returns was not controversial or even new--Laffer traces it to 14th century Muslim philosopher Ibn Khaldun.
News & Articles

  • India's ONGC, Oil India to buy 10 pct in Mozambique gas field
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian state oil firms ONGC and Oil India Ltd have signed an agreement to buy a 10 percent stake in a Mozambique gas field from India's Videocon Group for $2.48 billion, the state companies said on Tuesday. ONGC, which faces diminishing supplies from its ageing oil and gas fields in India and has been buying interests in overseas assets, announced the deal earlier this month ...
    June 25, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Houston Forecast: Hot Tuesday evening, small chance for rain
    HOUSTON – Tuesday evening will remain hot, humid and sunny with temps in the mid-80s, said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner. The chances for rain are diminishing for the rest of the week. High pressure is building in, pushing our temperatures higher in the coming days. We could see our first triple digit temps this weekend. “I think 100 [degrees] is quite attainable on Saturday even in ...
    June 25, 2013 - KHOU 11 Houston
  • From Our Homepage
    The monarch butterfly is falling victim to summer heat in northern states and diminishing winter habitat in southern California and Mexico. Photo: Bob Owen, File Photo
    June 25, 2013 - Westport News

  • Jean-Claude Trichet in The Associated Press
    We have the feeling — but we will continue to observe that with great attention — that what is needed in terms of level of interventions on our part has been progressively diminishing,Trichet said.
  • Glenn Stevens in Sydney Morning Herald
    As a result, "output growth in Australia over the year ahead is likely to be about trend, even though the effects of earlier expansionary policy measures will be diminishing", according to the statement.
  • Robert Byrd in Tribune Review
    In a December op-ed piece, Byrd wrote that the West Virginia coal industry had to change in order to survive, and acknowledged: "It is also a reality that the practice of mountaintop-removal mining has a diminishing constituency in Washington."

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