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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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The EFS ratio is derived by dividing the value diminution ($3,900) by the total value contribution of the unencumbered surplus land area ($6,750), which equals 57.
Constructive total taking is a legal term used to describe the situation in which severance damages effectively create a 100% diminution in value of the parent tract.
The generalized impact of an overall project cannot be considered with regard to diminution of a parcel taking.
Damages to the remainder may only be measured by evidence of diminution in market value.