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diminution

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiminutiondim‧i‧nu‧tion /ˌdɪməˈnjuːʃən $ -ˈnuː-/ AWL noun [countable, uncountable] formal  REDUCEa reduction in the size, number, or amount of somethingdiminution of/in a diminution in value
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diminutionA magnification or a diminution reveals the same pattern.The proliferation of personal computers in the last decade has often, embarrassingly, gone with an actual diminution in methodological sophistication.Cohen saw no diminution in the threat from those two countries.But as time wore on priests found themselves facilitating their own diminution.Their analyses downplayed the diminution of government support to those left behind.Looking at the administrative and financial arrangements more generally, the diminution of political concern is remarkable.Thus diminution of prostacyclin production and stimulation of platelet aggregation both mediated by lipid peroxides could contribute to thrombosis on atheromatous plaques.In a minimal deficit, the only manifestation may be unilateral diminution of arm swing during spontaneous walking.diminution of/inPublishers would surely lose some money in a diminution of their sale of overstock hardcover books to discount stores.His reaction was that this was a diminution of the occasion in protocol terms.The proliferation of personal computers in the last decade has often, embarrassingly, gone with an actual diminution in methodological sophistication.The design can be changed with no diminution in the value of the product.In future Castle will only make provision for amortisation of audio copyrights for permanent diminution in value.Their analyses downplayed the diminution of government support to those left behind.I could hear the diminution of talk, the quieting of the clatter of passing platters, the scratchy hiss of whispering.Thus diminution of prostacyclin production and stimulation of platelet aggregation both mediated by lipid peroxides could contribute to thrombosis on atheromatous plaques.In a minimal deficit, the only manifestation may be unilateral diminution of arm swing during spontaneous walking.
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