decrement

Definitions of decrement
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n a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Synonyms:
decrease
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
physical process, process
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

n the amount by which something decreases

Synonyms:
decrease
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
amount
the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

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