Diminishing rule

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diminishing rule (Arch) a board cut with a concave edge, for fixing the entasis and curvature of a shaft.
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Usage

In literature:

There are many physical rules and precautions which are advocated, not without reason, as tending to inhibit or diminish sexual activity.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Many years of confusion followed, and a dynasty known as the Saiyids ruled in greatly diminished territories.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
They diminish by their imposts the wealth of the peoples ruled by them.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
No doubt crime diminished under his rule, but it was by no means abolished.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
Therefore the first rule is that the quantity of food should be gradually diminished.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
As a rule, the passion of a husband goes on diminishing as that of his wife goes on increasing.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
Organs which give evidence of a granular degeneration contain, as a rule, a diminished quantity of blood.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In poetry:

ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! We’re waking from our slumbers—
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! To rule the fields we farmed!
If thus we triumph with diminished numbers,
What will the triumph be when all are armed?
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Doctors appeal rulings that diminish error reporting protections.
Since bond prices and yields move in opposite directions, when the bonds are marked up, they "burn down" the yield , which may violate federal tax rules and diminishes tax revenues.
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In science:

In exclusive events, the b jets are suppressed because of the JZ = 0 selection rule [101], and as expected, the fraction of b jets in the diffractive dijet sample diminishes as a function of the dijet mass fraction (see Fig. 58 from Ref. ).
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
In exclusive events, the b jets are suppressed because of the Jz = 0 selection rule, and as expected, the fraction of b jets in the diffractive dijet sample diminishes as a function of the dijet mass fraction .
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary
The iterative process diminish the value of the correcting vector ∆a as rule very effectively and after several steps we obtain the final result.
Two methods for the light curves extrema determination
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