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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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A total of 61% of women with diminished ovarian reserve were blood type O, as were 43% of those with a baseline follicle-stimulation hormone level of 10 mIU/mL.
The court of appeals is going against the national trend which has rejected the diminished value argument," said Robert Hums, counsel for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
In Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life, Skocpol persuasively argues that a vibrant democratic system requires institutions, leadership, networks, and national organization.
When diminished cognition is present, what must the long-term care professional consider when addressing the sexual needs of this resident?
While there's no proven medical treatment for diminished sex drive, you'll find out that you can still experience pleasure.
Some manufacturers have eliminated or greatly diminished the fear factor associated with unscheduled downtime by eliminating many of the potential points of failure.
Four common vocational handicaps are discussed: diminished access to work opportunities, need for workplace accommodations, employer bias in hiring and advancement, and diminished "worklife" expectancy.
We at Church House see the loss of the work through the lenses that are the people and so we grieve twice, once for the diminished capacity to carry on our ministry and again for the loss of colleagues and friends.
However, the exact mechanisms by which HIV causes the loss of CD4 T cells are still unknown, and other cell lines--such as CD8 T cells, which are presumably resistant to HIV infection--are also diminished over the course of infection.
However, a straddle would exist if the taxpayer owned one of the companies and also held an option on that company's stock that substantially diminished the taxpayer's risk of loss on that stock; see Sec.
I think it was only seventy intermissionless, unremitting minutes, but rarely can that law of diminishing returns have seemed so diminishing or the returns themselves so diminished.
Robert Motherwell's literacy, in the opinion of several colleagues, diminished his art.