What does decrease mean

2 decrease /ˈdiːˌkriːs/ nounBritannica Dictionary definition of DECREASE1: the act of becoming smaller or of making something smaller in size, amount, number, etc.Studies report a

What does decrease mean

2 decrease /ˈdiːˌkriːs/ noun

Britannica Dictionary definition of DECREASE1: the act of becoming smaller or of making something smaller in size, amount, number, etc.

  • Studies report a recent decrease in traffic accidents.
  • We've had a decrease [=reduction] in the number of students enrolling in the school.
  • significant decreases in activity
  • Because of the injury, some decrease in mobility is to be expected.2[count] : the amount by which something is made smaller
  • The report showed decreases [=reductions] of between 20 and 30 percent.
  • a decrease of three dollars opposite increase: becoming less in size, amount, number, etc. : decreasing
  • The number of college applications is on the decrease. [=on the decline]

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