decrement

Definitions of decrement
  1. noun
    a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    synonyms: decrease
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    growth, increase, increment
    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
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    decay, decline
    a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline, diminution
    change toward something smaller or lower
    desensitisation, desensitization
    the process of reducing sensitivity
    narrowing
    a decrease in width
    slippage
    a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
    wastage
    the process of wasting
    declension, decline in quality, deterioration, worsening
    process of changing to an inferior state
    detumescence
    diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen
    ebb, ebbing, wane
    a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    erosion
    a gradual decline of something
    exponential decay, exponential return
    a decrease that follows an exponential function
    loss
    gradual decline in amount or activity
    nosedive
    a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    sinking spell
    a temporary decline in health or value
    slippage
    decline from a standard level of performance or achievement
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    physical process, process
    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
  2. noun
    the amount by which something decreases
    synonyms: decrease
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    increase, increment
    the amount by which something increases
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    dip, drop, fall, free fall
    a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    shrinkage
    the amount by which something shrinks
    correction
    a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
    voltage drop
    a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing
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    amount
    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
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