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decrease

noun abatement, abbreviation, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, constriction, contraction, cut, cutback, deceleration, declension, declination, decline, decline and fall, decrement, decrescence, deflation, deminutio, depreciation, depression, devaluation, diminishment, diminution, dissipation, downtrend, downturn, downward trend, drop, dwindling, ebb, fall, falling-off, getting less, imminutio, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, making less, mitigation, narrowing, reduction, reflux, restriction, retrenchment, shortening, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, slowing down, slump, subsidence, subtraction, wane, waning, weakening
Associated concepts: decrease in payment, decrease in price, decrease in value, decreased capacity, decreased cost, decreased earning capacity, decreased or diminished mental capacity

decrease

verb abate, abbreviate, abridge, allay, bate, be consumed, become smaller, blunt, cause to diiinish, coarctate, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut short, dampen, decelerate, decline, deduct, deflate, deminuere, depreciate, depress, detract from, die down, drain, drop, dwindle, ebb, emaciate, extenuare, fall, fall behind, fall below, fall off, go downhill, grow less, imminuere, lessen, level off, lower, make brief, make less, make smaller, mark down, melt away, minimize, mitigate, narrow, pare, prune, quell, rake off, recede, reduce, render less, retrench, roll back, run down, scale down, shave, shorten, shrink, sink, slacken, slash, slump, strike off, subduct, subside, subtract, suffer loss, take away, take off, taper, trim, wane
Associated concepts: decrease in payment, decrease in price, decrease in value, decreased capacity, decreased cost, decreased earning capacity, decreased or diminished mental capacity
See also: abate, abatement, abridge, allay, attenuate, attrition, curtail, curtailment, decline, decrement, deduct, deduction, deplete, depreciate, depress, deteriorate, diminish, diminution, discount, ebb, erode, lessen, minimize, mitigate, mitigation, moderate, modify, mollification, mollify, palliate, rebate, reduce, relax, remission, remit, retrench, subside
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The replacement medium/wide-base/heavy on-highway commercial truck tires market is projected to decrease by approximately 2%, or 300,000 units, to 17.
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Higher drops (8 percent+) in enrollment of boys were seen in the West and South while Mid-America and Mid- Atlantic regions did not have such extensive decreases.
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Those with populations of 25,000 to 99,999 registered an 8 percent drop, and cities with over 500,000 inhabitants showed the smallest decrease with 6 percent.
Pigott attributed a large part of the crime decreases to the strong economy and ``target oriented policing'' programs including ``Men In Black 2,'' a sting in which undercover deputies bought stolen property and drugs from thieves and drug dealers.
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If this process continues, it will tend to decrease the supply of providers willing to practice in these circumstances.
The researchers conclude that the ozone decrease at 50 km was due not to the effects of protons at that altitude but to the decrease of ozone at higher altitudes, which then let more ultraviolet light penetrate to 50 km.
The functional decrease in estradiol and the morphologically smaller follicles suggested that the granulosa cells of preovulatory follicles were the target cells of DEHP in the ovary.
The two methods that offer the greatest opportunity for profitability are to increase price or decrease costs.