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Decrease meaning

decrease - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. a change downward; " there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; " there was a sharp drop- off in sales"
  2. 2. To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
  3. 3. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.
  4. 4. The wane of the moon.
  5. 5. To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.
  6. 6. A lessening.
  7. 7. To make less.

decrease - examples of usage

  1. It seems, therefore, that any machine, invention, or new arrangement which gets through the work more quickly than before, tends to decrease their earnings. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. I may mention that in Unst there has been a decrease from deaths, but not anything to account for a reduction of the rates from 8s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. Certainly, from the decrease of traffic in Park Lane, it must be getting very late, he knew. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
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