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Diminishment vs. Diminution

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Diminishmentnoun

The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.

Diminutionnoun

A lessening, decrease or reduction.

‘The new emission standards have produced a measurable diminution in air pollution.’;

Diminishmentnoun

Diminution.

Diminutionnoun

The act or process of making diminutive.

Diminishment

Diminishment is the legal process by which the United States Congress can reduce the size of an Indian reservation.

Diminutionnoun

(music) a compositional technique where the composer shortens the melody by shortening its note values.

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Diminutionnoun

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.

Diminutionnoun

The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.

‘The world's opinion or diminution of me.’; ‘Nor thinks it diminution to be rankedIn military honor next.’;

Diminutionnoun

Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.

Diminutionnoun

In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.

Diminutionnoun

change toward something smaller or lower

Diminutionnoun

the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)

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Diminutionnoun

the act of decreasing or reducing something

Diminution

In Western music and music theory, diminution (from Medieval Latin diminutio, alteration of Latin deminutio, decrease) has four distinct meanings. Diminution may be a form of embellishment in which a long note is divided into a series of shorter, usually melodic, values (also called Ger.

‘coloration’;

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