Origin of diminution
Examples from the Web for diminution
Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have no doubt Texas and its politicians will rebound here one day, but for now, the diminution of Texas power is kinda sad.
The diminution of population in Ireland revealed by the 1901 Census amounted to 245,000 persons.Home Rule|Harold Spender
As a general summary these words of Dr. Parsons will serve:—Diminution of offspring is a threefold gain to a species.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
To maintain their influence over men, they supply the diminution of beauty by an augmentation of utility.The True Benjamin Franklin|Sydney George Fisher
The diminution of the number of laborers at the South revived the importation of slaves.
Mavick pulled through, though at an enormous cost, and with some diminution of the notion of his solidity.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for diminution
Word Origin for diminution
Word Origin and History for diminution
c.1300, from Anglo-French diminuciun, Old French diminucion, from Latin diminutionem (nominative diminutio), earlier deminutionem, noun of action from past participle stem of deminuere (see diminish).