diminution

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diminution

Music the presentation of the subject of a fugue, etc., in which the note values are reduced in length

Diminution

The decrease in size of a column toward the top; typically employed as a device to overcome or correct an optical appearance of the top being larger than the bottom.

diminution

[‚dim·ə′nü·shən]
(botany)
Increasing simplification of inflorescences on successive branches.
(computer science)
Limiting the negative effect of an attack on a computer system.
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Data was then split into two categories: one for five exercises on major, minor, perfect intervals and another for five exercises on augmented, diminished intervals (see Figure 2).
Augmented, Diminished Intervals Major, Minor Augmented, Perfect Diminished Intervals Intervals 0 2 38 1 21 7 2 12 6 3 16 19 4 10 15 5 5 3 Note: Table made from bar graph.
The dissonant intervals," according to my music dictionary, "are the seconds, sevenths, and all augmented and diminished intervals.