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Definition of "dilution" []

  • The process of making weaker or less concentrated. (noun)
  • A dilute or weakened condition. (noun)
  • A diluted substance. (noun)
  • A decrease in the equity position of a share of stock because of the issuance of additional shares. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dilution" in a sentence
  • "Shares in AU Optronics fell Friday on concerns about dilution from the convertible bond issue."
  • "For a small company to issue options as an incentive to grow the pie, the "expense" of the potential equity dilution is offset by the bigger pie."
  • "Now, on the subject of Trademark Dilution - dilution is a law used to protect a mark from use in other industries in order to prevent that mark from losing identification with a single source."