What does the word diminution mean?

Usage examples for diminution

  1. The force of his comick scenes has suffered little diminution from the changes made by a century and a half, in manners or in words. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  2. As the mother of the merchant's son sent him always more than he could himself eat, he perceived no diminution in the quantity. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  3. This diminution is considerable, but it is so much according to my calculations. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne