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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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There were just as many advancers as decliners (95) while 46 stocks were unchanged.
There were 111 decliners that edged out 84 advancers while 52 stocks were unchanged.
There were 133 decliners that overwhelmed 66 advancers while 45 stocks were unchanged.
Notable decliners outside the PSEi included PXP, TBGI and MRC which, respectively, slid by 13.
Both were the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.
Big banks are among the sharpest decliners of the Dow, with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) trading down 1.
Gainers significantly outpaced decliners in the 94 categories tracked by HFN; only 13 categories declined and seven remained flat.
Among the decliners was Nexstar Media Group, off $1.
Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday after investors snapped up recent decliners such as financials and auto issues and were also cheered by an overnight gain on Wall Street.
Here also decliners led gainers 16 to 7 and four remained unchanged.
The Dow's biggest decliners included American Express, down 4-1/8 to 73-1/2; J.
The two hardest-hit groups in December were the furniture and housewares group, with decliners doubling gainers in both categories.