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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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Both were the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.
09 million changed hands on the market, with services and insurance companies the main decliners.
Big banks are among the sharpest decliners of the Dow, with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) trading down 1.
Among furniture's nine categories there were no decliners, and just one category, handmade rugs, was flat.
On the downside, the biggest decliner on the SPX is Dell (NASDAQ:DELL).
Decliners outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 111 to 26 and the prices of 19 companies remained unchanged.
Decliners were led by machinery, nonferrous metal and automakers while gainers included consumer finance, land transport and airlines.
Some of the biggest decliners of the S&P 500 Index reported earnings this morning or yesterday after the market closed.
Here also decliners led gainers 16 to 7 and four remained unchanged.
The two hardest-hit groups in December were the furniture and housewares group, with decliners doubling gainers in both categories.
The advancers outnumber the decliners, but the decliners are showing the biggest moves.
Gainers were led by sea transport, steel and insurance firms while decliners included utilities, mining, and fishery and forestry issues.