becoming less or fewer; diminishing.
Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nonincreasing.
Compare increasing (def 2).
verb (used without object), decreased, decreasing.
to diminish or lessen in extent, quantity, strength, power, etc.:
During the ten-day march across the desert their supply of water decreased rapidly.
verb (used with object), decreased, decreasing.
to make less; cause to diminish:
to decrease one’s work load.
the act or process of decreasing; condition of being decreased; gradual reduction:
a decrease in sales; a decrease in intensity.
the amount by which a thing is lessened:
The decrease in sales was almost 20 percent.
to diminish or cause to diminish in size, number, strength, etc
noun (ˈdiːkriːs; dɪˈkriːs)
the act or process of diminishing; reduction
the amount by which something has been diminished
noun 1. a formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law: a presidential decree. 2. Law. a judicial decision or order. 3. Theology. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained. verb (used with or without object), decreed, decreeing. 4. to command, ordain, or decide by decree. noun […]
adjective 1. weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk. 2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove. adjective 1. enfeebled by old age; infirm 2. broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
adjective 1. having the force of a decree; pertaining to a decree.
adjective 1. pertaining to or following a decree. 2. established by a decree; judicial.