Vanish vs Fading - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between vanish and fading

is that vanish is to become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed while fading is .

As nouns the difference between vanish and fading

is that vanish is (phonetics) the brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part while fading is the act of something that fades; gradual diminishment.

vanish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished , pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • (lb) To become equal to zero.
  • :The function f(x)=x2 vanishes at x=0.
  • Synonyms

    * disappear

    Derived terms

    * vanishing spray

    Noun

    (vanishes)
  • (phonetics) The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.
  • a as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill.
    o as in old ordinarily ends with a vanish of oo as in foot.
    (Rush)

    See also

    * glide (Webster 1913)

    fading

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-10-19, volume=409, issue=8858, magazine=(The Economist), author=Banyan
  • , title= The meaning of Sachin , passage=With fading eyesight and reactions, the runs have dried up. That Mr Tendulkar has nonetheless kept his place in the national [cricket] side is a more dismal exemplum: of the impunity enjoyed by all India’s rich and powerful.}}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of something that fades; gradual diminishment.
  • * 1854 , (Herman Melville), (Israel Potter)
  • (obsolete) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Fading is a fine jig.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • delicate burthens of dildos and fadings
    (Webster 1913)