diminution Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “diminution” in the English Dictionary

"diminution" in Business English

See all translations

diminutionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən/  us   /-əˈnuː-/ formal
a ​reduction in ​size, ​importance, or ​value: After an accident, a ​vehicle will suffer a diminution invalue.
(Definition of diminution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diminution”
in Spanish disminución, reducción…
in Vietnamese sự giảm bớt…
in Malaysian pengecilan…
in Thai การลดลง…
in French diminution…
in German die Verminderung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 降低…
in Indonesian kemerosotan, pengurangan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (大小或重要性)減少, 降低…
What is the pronunciation of diminution?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More