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diminution

Music the presentation of the subject of a fugue, etc., in which the note values are reduced in length
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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.
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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.
Several studies he presented at the meeting suggest that in women with diminished ovarian reserve, DHEA--a mild androgen supplement, given at a dosage of 25 mg three times a day--can improve spontaneous conception rates and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes.
But geopolitical and domestic changes have further diminished the ability of those two polities to exercise control.
For these and other reasons, even if TSA screeners are no more effective than pre-9/11 private sector screeners at finding prohibited items, other parts of the security system have improved and the risks to the public have diminished. In spite of these realities, the TSA will likely continue to have serious public relations problems.
* With a diminished work force, a key issue will be to identify critical functions and individuals, and crosstrain personnel to ensure that those functions can be fulfilled.
At the Royal United Services Institute in London, Brown will talk about "the British way" of defeating terrorism and will say: "The terrorist threat has not diminished and will not diminish until we defeat it."
But the value of our resources is diminished by undervaluing Africa's human capital."
A landowner in a condemnation case was not entitled to damages for the remaining property's "diminished market perception," according to the Supreme Court of Texas.
Accordingly, the significance of the two-step approach may be diminished as a result of the new identified straddle regime.
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An Indiana court of appeals recently reversed a lower court ruling dismissing a diminished value suit, and remanded the case to district court, prompting an appeal to the state's supreme court.
In almost two centuries of policing, there is one thing that has not changed throughout the history of the Middletown Police Department, one constant that has never faltered or diminished. That one vital thing is the trust we proudly share with the community.