Definition of diminution:
- In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.
- Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.
- The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; - opposed to augmentation or increase.
- The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.
descent, taper, decay, declivity, increase, simplification, reduction, drop-off, cutback, lessening, diminishment, decrement, decline, downslope, declension, step-down, decrease, curtailment, cut, drain, abatement, fall, slash, declination, reducing, slowdown.
- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.
- "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.