[dih-min-ish] /dɪˈmɪn ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.
Architecture. to give (a column) a form tapering inward from bottom to top.
Music. to make (an interval) smaller by a chromatic half step than the corresponding perfect or minor interval.
to detract from the authority, honor, stature, or reputation of; disparage.
verb (used without object)
to lessen; decrease.
to make or become smaller, fewer, or less
(transitive) (architect) to cause (a column, etc) to taper
(transitive) (music) to decrease (a minor or perfect interval) by a semitone
to belittle or be belittled; reduce in authority, status, etc; depreciate
early 15c., from merger of two obsolete verbs, diminue and minish. Diminue is from Old French diminuer “make small,” from Latin diminuere “break into small pieces,” variant of deminuere “lessen, diminish,” from de- “completely” + minuere “make small” (see minus).
Minish is from Old French menuisier, from Latin minuere. Related: Diminished; diminishes; diminishing.
[non-di-rek-shuh-nl, -dahy-] /ˌnɒn dɪˈrɛk ʃə nl, -daɪ-/ adjective 1. functioning equally well in all directions; omnidirectional. 2. without direction; not .
nondirective non·di·rec·tive (nŏn’dĭ-rěk’tĭv, -dī-) adj. Of, relating to, or being a psychotherapeutic or counseling technique in which the therapist takes an unobtrusive role in order to encourage free expression.
[non-di-rek-tiv, -dahy-] /ˈnɒn dɪˈrɛk tɪv, -daɪ-/ noun 1. . /ˌnɒdndɪˈrɛktɪv, ˌnondaɪ/ noun 1. (psychiatry) another name for client-centred therapy
[dis-ey-buh ld] /dɪsˈeɪ bəld/ adjective 1. physically or mentally impaired, injured, or incapacitated. noun 2. (used with a plural verb) physically or mentally impaired persons (usually preceded by the): Ramps have been installed at the entrances to accommodate the disabled. /dɪˈseɪbəld/ adjective 1. adj. “incapacitated,” 1630s, past participle adjective from disable. Earlier it meant “legally […]