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Decrement   Listen

The amount by which something decreases.  Synonym: decrease.
A process of becoming smaller or shorter.  Synonym: decrease.

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"Decrement" Quotes from Famous Books

... effect—a result which might not have been surprising had it been reasonable to anticipate the same rate of speed, and even an accelerated rate, as prevailing through the latter stages of the expedition. But it seemed, on the contrary, most reasonable to 10 calculate upon a continual decrement in the rate of motion according to the increasing distance from the headquarters of the pursuing enemy. This calculation, however, was defeated by the extraordinary circumstance that the Russian armies did not begin to close in very fiercely upon 15 the Kalmucks until after they had ...
— De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars • Thomas De Quincey

Words linked to "Decrement" :   physical process, diminution, decline, amount, free fall, narrowing, increment, fall, process, shrinkage, decay, desensitisation, wastage, slippage, desensitization, increase, dip, drop

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