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Noun: diminution  ,di-mu'n(y)oo-shun
  1. Change toward something smaller or lower
    - decline
  2. The statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
  3. The act of decreasing or reducing something
    - decrease, reduction, step-down

Derived forms: diminutions

Type of: change of magnitude, decrease, decrement, statement

Antonym: augmentation

Encyclopedia: Diminution