diminution
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪmɪˈnjuːʃ(ə)n/
Noun

diminution

  1. A lessening, decrease or reduction.
    The new emission standards have produced a measurable diminution in air pollution.
  2. The act or process of making diminutive.
  3. (music) a compositional technique where the composer shortens the melody by shortening its note values.
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