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diminution: Meaning and Definition of

dim•i•nu•tion

Pronunciation: (dim"u-n'shun, -ny'-), [key]
? n.
  1. the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction.
  2. the repetition or imitation of a subject or theme in notes of shorter duration than those first used.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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