decrement definition

  • noun:
    • The act or process of lowering or getting slowly less.
    • extent lost by gradual diminution or waste.
    • Mathematics the quantity wherein a variable is reduced; an adverse increment.
    • A small amount removed or lost. One of a number of regular subtractions.
    • hawaii of becoming slowly less; decrease; diminution; waste; loss.
    • The quantity lost by progressive diminution or waste; -- opposed to increment.
    • A name provided by HaĆ¼y to the consecutive diminution of the levels of particles, placed on the faces for the ancient form, through which he expected the additional types becoming produced.
    • the amount through which a variable is diminished.
    • The act or condition of decreasing; the becoming gradually less; lessening; waste.
    • the number lost by progressive diminution or waste; especially, in mathematics, the small part where a variable quantity becomes less and less.
    • In heraldry, the health of waning: stated of this moon. Its represented by turning the horns of this crescent toward the sinister side. Also referred to as detriment.
    • In crystallography, a successive diminution associated with levels of molecules applied to the faces of the ancient type, in which the secondary types tend to be hypothetically created.
    • the total amount through which something decreases
    • a procedure of becoming smaller or shorter
  • verb:
    • to reduce a value by a fundamental volume device.

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