Definition of Diminishing

1. Adjective. Becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so. "His diminishing respect for her"

Similar to: Decreasing

Definition of Diminishing

1. Adjective. becoming smaller ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of diminish) ¹

3. Noun. A diminishment. ¹

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Definition of Diminishing

1. diminish [v] - See also: diminish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diminishing

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
diminishing (current term)
diminishing returns

Literary usage of Diminishing

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Now the "law of diminishing returns" is simply the phrase by which economists describe the well-known fact that a man cannot go on indefinitely increasing ..."

2. The Distribution of Wealth by John Rogers Commons (1893)
"CHAPTER III diminishing RETURNS AND RENT REFERENCES : The law of diminishing returns has been ably criticised in the writings of Professor Patten. ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"The existence of rent is dependen *•• upon diminishing returns from land. ... Qualifications of the principle of diminishing returns: a possible stage of ..."

4. A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution in English by Edwin Cannan (1903)
"... affords another example of the way in which circumstances had impressed the idea of diminishing returns upon the minds of the economists of the time. ..."

5. The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Statistics by Adna Ferrin Weber (1899)
"Could it be known that the law of diminishing returns in agriculture would not come in force again, there would be some certainty in predicting a ..."

6. Outlines of Economics by Richard Theodore Ely, Thomas Sewall Adams (1910)
"OUTLINES OF ECONOMICS The Actual Operation of diminishing Productivity. — It has been assumed thus far that the farmer of our illustration has to be content ..."

7. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"In speaking of diminishing productiveness of labour, \re here refer to diminution in those industries whose products determine the value of labour-power; ..."

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