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Another word for diminishment

  1. The act or process of decreasing

      1. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
      2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
      3. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
      1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
      2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
      3. A reduction:
      1. (Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
      2. A reduction or discontinuance, as of production, personnel, etc.
      3. The act or result of cutting back
      1. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
      2. The amount by which something decreases.
      3. The act or process of decreasing.
      1. The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
      2. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
      3. A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
      1. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
      2. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
      3. The resulting reduction; decrease.
      1. Something that causes a gradual loss:
      2. (Surgery) A tube or other device for drawing off discharge, fluid, etc. from a cavity, wound, etc.
      3. (Medicine) A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or body cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
      1. (Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
      2. The result of reducing:
      3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
      1. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
      2. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
      3. A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
      1. A slowing down, as of production
      2. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
      3. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
      1. A small or very slender candle.
      2. A wax candle, esp. a long, slender one
      3. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
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