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decrease

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈdiːkriːs/
the process of something becoming less, or the amount by which something becomes less: Florida is not the only state to experience decreases in revenues.a decrease of 10%/10 points, etc. Sales were $640 million for the quarter, a decrease of 11%. a marked/significant/dramatic decrease a slight/gradual/steady decrease
Translations of “decrease”
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少, 下降, 降低…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 下降, 降低…
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