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diminution

dim·i·nu·tion

diminution

 
 
pronunciation:
dI mih nu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act, process, or result of diminishing; decrease.
The diminution in the number of deer in the region has yet to be explained.
similar words:
decline, decrease
Word Parts
The word diminution contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-