You searched for: “diminution
diminution (s) (noun), diminutions (pl)
1. A lessening, decreasing, or reduction of something, or the result of such a reduction.
2. The act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction: "His uncle was experiencing a diminution of his wealth."
3. The repetition of a musical phrase, using notes that are of a shorter duration than in the original phrase.
This entry is located in the following units: mini-, minor-, minut-, minu-, min- (page 2) -tion (page 9)
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(Greek: decay, waste away, waning; loss, diminution)