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Synonyms for diminution
ˌdɪm əˈnu ʃən, -ˈnyu-diminu·tion

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  1. diminutionnoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. decline, diminutionnoun

    change toward something smaller or lower

    fall, decay, downslope, descent, declension, decline, declivity, decrease, step-down, reduction, declination


  2. diminutionnoun

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

    decrease, decline, reduction, step-down


  3. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-downnoun

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    reducing, lessening, simplification, decrease, reduction, decrement, drop-off, step-down, decline


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diminutionnoun

    decrease, lessening, decrement, reduction, abatement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diminutionnoun

    reduction, decrease, abatement, decrement

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  1. List of paraphrases for "diminution":

    decrease, decline, reduction

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  1. Anthony Fauci:

    When you look at the early data, it does appear that there is a diminution in the severity as expressed by hospitalization, the real question is, is that an inherent diminution of virulence of the virus or is it because there are so many people in the population who have already been infected ?

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    There are going to be sports events, travel events, where the rule is going to be if you want to participate, you get vaccinated, if not, sorry, you're not going to be able to do it. And I think when we get more and more of that, I think we're going to start seeing a great diminution in the number of cases.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    The tests are still worthwhile. Don't let anybody think that the FDA was saying that tests are no longer good. They say they're less sensitive now. They never were 100 % sensitive, what the FDA is saying today is that when you look at Omicron and its ability to detect Omicron, some of the tests have a diminution, further, of the sensitivity, but they still say the tests are useful and should be used.

  4. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution -- this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.

  5. John Kilduff:

    The decline in refinery utilization is also bearish for crude oil price, since any diminution in demand will cause the recent trend of crude oil inventory declines to reverse.

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