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English definition of “decrease”

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
(Definition of decrease noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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