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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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the process of becoming less, or the amount by which something becomes less

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: the process of becoming less, or the amount by which something becomes less. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To become less or go down to a lower level, or to make something do this.

Usage examples (30)
  • There was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
  • When you're in school now, the overreaction to this and that and the strictness and what they call the decrease, I'm calling the police.
  • Long-term decrease in biomass and yields (greater than tens of years)
  • And as the frequency of the calls decrease, don't take it personally. for more
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