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diminution

22 Jul

 

Diminution is a noun meaning a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something : a permanent diminution in value 

 

This word is so often mispronounced, most recently Thursday night by Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor, on the Charlie Rose show. The mispronunciation is always "dimUnition" rather than "diminUtion".

                                                                                                                                   

 

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