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decline

noun abatement, act of crumbling, act of dwindling, act of falling away, act of lessening, act of losing ground, act of shrinking, act of slipping back, act of wasting away, act of weakening, act of worsening, atrophy, backkard step, cheapening, collapse, consumption, contraction, corrosion, corruption, decadency, decay, decrease, decrepitude, decurrence, deflation, degeneracy, degeneration, deminutio, depreciation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, dilapidation, diminishing, dissolution, downfall, downgrade, downhill, downtrend, downturn, downward inclination, downward incline, downward trend, drop, ebb, enfeeblement, erosion, failing, fall, falling away, falling-off, gradual crumbling, graddal impairment, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, marcescence, pejoration, period of decrease, plunge, recession, regress, regression, relapse, retreat, retroaction, retrogradation, retrogression, reversion, ruin, shrinkage, sinkage, sinking, slump, subsidence, wane
Associated concepts: spoilage, waste

decline

(Fall), verb come down, decay, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, drop in strength, ebb, fall, lapse, stoop, trend downward, wane, wither
Associated concepts: decline in price

decline

(Reject), verb abnegate, abstain, eschew, exxuse oneself, hold back, rebuff, recusare, refuse, refuse to accept, renounce, renueve, repel, repudiate, resist, spurn, turn away, turn down, veto
Associated concepts: decline an appointment, decline to accept an offer
See also: abate, abatement, avoid, caducity, curtailment, damage, decay, decrease, deduction, degenerate, degradation, depreciate, depress, depression, deteriorate, diminution, disavow, disdain, dismiss, disoblige, dissent, ebb, end, evade, expense, expiration, fail, forbear, forgo, forswear, languish, lapse, lessen, lose, loss, rebuff, refrain, refuse, reject, relapse, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, spurn, subside, termination
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The shares of Union Properties, Tabreed and Deyr were also among the decliners.
05 percent became the major decliner for the third consecutive session.
Some of the biggest decliners of the S&P 500 Index reported earnings this morning or yesterday after the market closed.
Decliners outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 100 to 41 and the prices of 15 companies remained unchanged.
Advancing stocks outnumbered decliners by a margin of 99 to 37 and the prices of 20 companies remained unchanged.
Both were the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.
The stocks were the second and third-biggest decliners on the benchmark ADX General Index, which rose 0.
The biggest decliners of the S&P 500 include Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), down 4.
Decliners overwhelmed advancers 672 to 192, with 22 issues closing unchanged.
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 3-to-2 margin on the New York Stock Exchange.
Risers led decliners 573 to 218 with 94 others remaining unchanged.