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diminished, past tense; diminished, past participle; diminishes, 3rd person singular present; diminishing, present participle;
  1. Make or become less
    • - a tax whose purpose is to diminish spending
    • - the pain will gradually diminish
  2. Make (someone or something) seem less impressive or valuable
    • - the trial has aged and diminished him

  1. decrease: decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
  2. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
  3. (diminished) impaired by diminution
  4. (diminished) atrophied: (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
  5. (diminished) (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth"
  6. (diminished) belittled: made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"
  7. (diminishing) becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so; "diminishing returns"; "his diminishing respect for her"
  8. In criminal law, diminished responsibility (or diminished capacity) is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired. ...
  9. (Diminished (music)) Diminution, from Medieval Latin diminutio (alteration of Latin deminutio, decrease), is a musical term used to mean different things in the context of intervals, scales, chords or note values.
  10. (Diminished (R.E.M. Song)) Up is the 11th album by the American band R.E.M. It was the band's first album without original drummer Bill Berry, who left the group amicably in October 1997 to pursue his own interests. In his place, R.E.M. used session drummers or drum machines to fill the void.
  11. To make smaller; To become smaller; To taper; To disappear gradually; To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone
  12. (Diminished) The quality of a chord having its intervals as the 1st, flat 3rd and flat 5th of the major scale.
  13. (Diminished) The term for an interval which has been decreased from the major by two half steps and from the perfect by one half step, e.g. c-a, diminished sixth, or c-g, a diminished fifth. Also used for a triad which has a minor third and a diminished fifth, e.g. c, c-e, g.
  14. (Diminished) the term used to describe the reduction of an interval, for example C to G( is a diminished fifth, this is the opposite to augmented
  15. (Diminished (Dim / o)) 2. A Chord with a Flat 5th and a Flat Dominant 7th (6th).
  16. (Diminished) Lowered by a half-step. See 'Alteration'.
  17. (Diminished) means that a pyramid or cupola has been removed from the solid in question.
  18. (Diminished) minor with a flat fifth or a scale with minor intervals
  19. (diminished) when a set of rhythmic values are shortened; all values may be halved, for instance. (Intervals may also be diminished, but this rarely happens in medieval music.) Antonym: augmented.
  20. Diminished chords have a flatted V.
  21. to cause a field to function at a more finalateward levelate, producing a mainfield in contrast to the more primalate superfield
  22. v.  become smaller or less; decrease
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