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dim•i•nu•tion



Pronunciation: (dim"u-nOO'shun, -nyOO'-), [key]
n.
1. the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction.
2. Music.the repetition or imitation of a subject or theme in notes of shorter duration than those first used.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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