Associations to the word «Diminished»

Wiktionary

DIMINISHED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of diminish
DIMINISHED, adjective. Lessened, reduced.
DIMINISHED, adjective. (music) reduced by a semitone
DIMINISHED FIFTH, noun. (music) A type of tritone in musical composition comprising of six semitones. It spans five diatonic scale degrees like a perfect fifth but narrower by a semitone. The number of diatonic degrees it spans is what distinguishes it from an augmented fourth.
DIMINISHED FIFTHS, noun. Plural of diminished fifth
DIMINISHED FOURTH, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of four semitones and spanning four degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a perfect fourth and enharmonically equivalent to a major third.
DIMINISHED FOURTHS, noun. Plural of diminished fourth
DIMINISHED INTERVAL, noun. (music) an interval that is decreased from either a minor interval or a perfect interval
DIMINISHED INTERVALS, noun. Plural of diminished interval
DIMINISHED NINTH, noun. (music) an interval that is equivalent to an octave
DIMINISHED NINTHS, noun. Plural of diminished ninth
DIMINISHED OCTAVE, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of eleven semitones and spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a perfect octave and enharmonically equivalent to a major seventh.
DIMINISHED OCTAVES, noun. Plural of diminished octave
DIMINISHED RADIX COMPLEMENT, noun. The number which, added to the given n-digit number in radix r, results in \(r^n - 1\). In binary (\(r=2\)), this is the ones' complement; in decimal (\(r=10\)), this is the nines' complement.
DIMINISHED SECOND, noun. (music) an interval that is equivalent to a unison
DIMINISHED SECONDS, noun. Plural of diminished second
DIMINISHED SEVENTH, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of nine semitones and spanning seven degrees of the diatonic scale. It is one semitone narrower than a minor seventh and enharmonically equivalent to a major sixth.
DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORD, noun. (music) a chord with the bass note, minor third, diminished fifth, and diminished seventh above it
DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORDS, noun. Plural of diminished seventh chord
DIMINISHED SEVENTHS, noun. Plural of diminished seventh
DIMINISHED SIXTH, noun. (music) an interval that is equivalent to a perfect fifth
DIMINISHED SIXTHS, noun. Plural of diminished sixth
DIMINISHED THIRD, noun. (music) an interval that is equivalent to a major second
DIMINISHED THIRDS, noun. Plural of diminished third
DIMINISHED TRIAD, noun. (music) a triad that has a diminished fifth between the bottom note and the top note
DIMINISHED TRIADS, noun. Plural of diminished triad
DIMINISHED VALUE, noun. (legal) (insurance) A compensable loss in a property item's value after having been damaged and subsequently repaired or, in the case of a construction, having been constructed improperly or not according to contract.

Dictionary definition

DIMINISHED, adjective. Impaired by diminution.
DIMINISHED, adjective. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm".
DIMINISHED, adjective. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth".
DIMINISHED, adjective. Made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small".

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