The act or process of decreasing
In 1896 the grain area was 380,000 acres, a slight diminution having taken place since 1882.
The diminution was due to a smaller exportation of raw silk and oil.
Discontented with this diminution of the Spanish heritage, Philip V.
Gockel found a diminution of ionization with rise of relative humidity.
A diminution in the number of positive ions would thus naturally be accompanied by a rise in potential gradient.