from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of making weaker or less concentrated.
- n. A dilute or weakened condition.
- n. A diluted substance.
- n. A decrease in the equity position of a share of stock because of the issuance of additional shares.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of the verb dilute.
- n. The process of making something dilute.
- n. A solution that has had additional solvent, such as water, added to it into order to make it less concentrated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making thin, weak, or more liquid; the thinning or weakening of a fluid by mixture; the state of being diluted: often used figuratively with respect to argument, narration, or the like.
- n. A diluted substance; the result of diluting.
- n. In homeopathy, the diffusion of a given quantity of a drug in ten or one hundred times the same quantity of water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
- n. a diluted solution
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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.
Since monetary creation/dilution is THE CAUSE of the boom/bust cycle by causing the catastrophic dislocations in the long term capital and investment structure, a Fed board member committed to “full employment” would act forcefully to put the Fed out of business ASAP.
Self-dilution is as real as self-parody; in the postmodern condition, can we even distinguish between dilution and promotion?
Focus on Abdel-khalik: Title provoked a number of thoughts — another myth of dilution is that there is such a thing, that it even happens.
First, that the authority for dilution is statutory only.
As you'd expect, dilution is a heavy hitter here; while almost every contributor in the theory sections takes trademark confusion as a fairly easy concept to justify (Mark McKenna would have something to say about that as to noncompeting goods), almost every one also feels that it's important to take a position on whether, or how, dilution is to be justified, either with theories of branding or theories of protection from forced expression.
SCt has said that dilution is not a development of the common law.
Of course, money dilution is THE CAUSE of the business cycle.