Part of speech: noun

The act of diminishing, or the condition of being diminished; reduction.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Lal Behari Day.
  3. This diminution is considerable, but it is so much according to my calculations. - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.