Definition Of decrease


an instance or example of becoming smaller or fewer.

a decrease in births

make or become smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree.

the population of the area has decreased radically

Example Of decrease

  • a decrease in births

  • A slowdown in the birth rate has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of younger people in the workforce.

  • After all, a shrinking readership does not always imply a decrease in stature.

  • As for the decrease in deaths, a marked reduction in AIDS-related mortality has been observed in recent years.

  • Attacks resulted in a marked decrease in growth rate and massive damage from which the tree never fully recovered.

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