(countable, rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby something is made to seem smaller or less important than it actually is.
Other Word Forms of Meiosis
Origin of Meiosis
Greek meiōsis diminution from meioun to diminish from meiōn less mei-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek μείωσις (meiōsis, “a lessening"), from μειόω (meioō, “I lessen"), from μείων (meiōn, “less").
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