(noun, verb)


1. a change downward

- there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided

Similar word(s): lessening

Definition categories: event, alteration, change, modification

2. a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Similar word(s): decrement

Definition categories: process

3. the amount by which something decreases

Similar word(s): decrement

Definition categories: attribute, amount

4. the act of decreasing or reducing something

Similar word(s): diminution, reduction

Definition categories: act


1. decrease in size, extent, or range

- The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester

Similar word(s): diminish, fall, lessen

Definition categories: change

2. make smaller

- He decreased his staff

Similar word(s): lessen, minify

Definition categories: change, alter, modify