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Noun diminution has 3 senses
  1. decline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lower
    --1 is a kind of decrease, decrement
    --1 has particulars:
     deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening; ebb, ebbing, wane; erosion; loss; sinking spell; slippage
    Derived form: verb diminish1
  2. diminution - the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
    --2 is a kind of
    Antonyms: augmentation
  3. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down - the act of decreasing or reducing something
    --3 is a kind of change of magnitude
    --3 has particulars:
     cut; moderation; lowering; cutback; devaluation; devitalization, devitalisation; extenuation, mitigation, palliation; easing, easement, alleviation, relief; de-escalation; minimization, minimisation; depletion; shortening; shrinking; subtraction, deduction; deflation; discount, price reduction, deduction; rollback; weakening; depreciation; contraction; reverse split, reverse stock split, split down; amortization, amortisation; declassification; tax shelter, shelter; tax credit
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