Definition of Diminishes

1. Verb. (third-person singular of diminish) ¹

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Definition of Diminishes

1. diminish [v] - See also: diminish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diminishes

diminished radix complement
diminished second
diminished seconds
diminished seventh
diminished seventh chord
diminished seventh chords
diminished sevenths
diminished sixth
diminished sixths
diminished third
diminished thirds
diminished triad
diminished triads
diminishes (current term)
diminishing returns

Literary usage of Diminishes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"... the horizontal intensity diminishes, the inclination augments, and the declination has its mean value (about ten hours before midday); when it proceeds ..."

2. A Treatise on Plane Co-ordinate Geometry as Applied to the Straight Line and by Isaac Todhunter (1881)
"to itself from A, the distance PQ continually diminishes, and by taking CM large enough we may make PQ as small as we please. The straight line CL is called ..."

3. War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ by David Low Dodge, Edwin Doak Mead (1905)
"V. WAR IS UNWISE, AS IT diminishes THE HAPPINESS OF MANKIND Happiness is the professed object which most men are striving to obtain. ..."

4. Improvement of the Understanding: Ethics and Correspondence of Benedict de by Benedictus de Spinoza (1901)
"Whatsoever increases or diminishes, helps or hinders the power of activity in our body, the idea thereof increases or diminishes, helps or hinders the power ..."

5. Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion: Being a Course of Twelve Lectures by John Tyndall (1865)
"I HAVE said thpt the intensity of radiant heat diminishes with the distance, as light diminishes. What is the law of diminution for light ? ..."

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