• (noun): The act of reducing the strength of something.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on weakening:

Priestly Code - Modifications - Weakening
... Modification of a this kind is also thought to be found twice in succession within Leviticus 51-13 ... A sacrifice involving a lamb or kid (of a goat) is described at Leviticus 51-6, whereas Leviticus 57-10 states that two turtledoves or two pigeons suffice, whereas Leviticus 511-13 further states that mere flour is sufficient ...
Stalin's Missed Chance - On The Eve of World War II
... The basic aim was to retain neutrality, and after the weakening of both belligerent sides, to emerge as the decisive factor in ensuring victory for one ... The Kremlin viewed Germany as a force capable of weakening the positions of the United Kingdom and shaking the capitalist order ... out that although both sides had the common goal of weakening Britain and negotiations were held in November 1940, an actual military alliance was never realised, for Soviets would have had to leave ...
Linear Type System - Different Substructural Type Systems
... by discarding some of the structural rules exchange, weakening and contraction Linear type systems (allow exchange, not weakening or contraction) Every variable is used exactly once ... Affine type systems (allow exchange and weakening, not contraction) Every variable is used at most once ... Relevant type systems (allow exchange and contraction, not weakening) Every variable is used at least once ...
Monotonicity Of Entailment - Non-monotonic Logics
... In most logics, weakening is either an inference rule or a metatheorem if the logic doesn't have an explicit rule ... Linear logic which disallows arbitrary contraction in addition to arbitrary weakening ... Bunched implications where weakening is restricted to additive composition ...

More definitions of "weakening":

  • (noun): Becoming weaker.
  • (adj): Moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker.

Famous quotes containing the word weakening:

    Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
    André Maurois (1885–1967)

    What is wanted—whether this is admitted or not—is nothing less than a fundamental remolding, indeed weakening and abolition of the individual: one never tires of enumerating and indicting all that is evil and inimical, prodigal, costly, extravagant in the form individual existence has assumed hitherto, one hopes to manage more cheaply, more safely, more equitably, more uniformly if there exist only large bodies and their members.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)