decrease definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to develop or cause to grow gradually less or smaller, as in number, quantity, or intensity.
    • To cause to grow less; to decrease slowly.
  • noun:
    • The work or procedure of reducing.
    • The amount by which anything reduces.
    • a sum through which a quantity is reduced.
    • a decrease in the number of stitches, typically accomplished by suspending the stitch to-be diminished from another existing stitch or by knitting it along with another stitch. See reduce (knitting).
    • A becoming less; steady diminution; decay.
    • The wane of this moon.
    • A becoming less; diminution; wane (as applied to the moon); decay: because, an instant loss of revenue or of energy.
    • The amount where one thing is lessened; degree of loss or decrement: because, a good reduction in production or of income.
    • the act of decreasing or lowering some thing
    • the amount wherein one thing decreases
    • a change downward
    • an ongoing process to become smaller or reduced
  • verb:
    • Of a quantity, to become smaller.
    • In order to make (a quantity) smaller.
    • decrease in size, level, or range
    • make smaller
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to develop less, -- opposed to boost; become diminished gradually, in size, degree, quantity, timeframe, etc., or in strength, high quality, or excellence.
  • others:
    • In order to become less; lessen; be reduced slowly in extent, volume, volume, or quantity, or in strength, impact, or quality: because, the times reduction in length from June to December.
    • To make less; lessen; make smaller in space, amount, quality, superiority, etc.; decrease slowly or by tiny deductions.

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