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de·crease

 (dĭ-krēs′)
intr. & tr.v. de·creased, de·creas·ing, de·creas·es
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
n. (dē′krēs′)
1. The act or process of decreasing.
2. The amount by which something decreases.

[Middle English decresen, from Old French decreistre, decreiss-, from Latin dēcrēscere : dē-, de- + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

de·creas′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: decrease, lessen, reduce, dwindle, abate, diminish, subside
These verbs mean to become smaller or less or to cause something to become smaller or less. Decrease and lessen have the most general application: saw the plane descend as its speed decreased; vowed to decrease government spending; an appetite that lessened as the disease progressed; restrictions aimed at lessening the environmental impact of off-road vehicles.
Reduce often emphasizes bringing down in size, degree, or intensity: reduced the heat once the mixture reached a boil; workers who refused to reduce their wage demands.
Dwindle suggests decreasing bit by bit to a vanishing point: savings that dwindled away in retirement.
Abate stresses a decrease in amount or intensity and suggests a reduction of excess: a blustery wind that abated toward evening; increased the dosage in an effort to abate the pain.
Diminish stresses the idea of loss or depletion: a breeze that arose as daylight diminished; a scandal that diminished the administration's authority.
Subside implies a falling away to a more normal level or state: floodwaters that did not subside until days after the storm passed; anger that subsided with understanding.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decreasing - becoming less or smaller
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
2.decreasing - music
increasing - music
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Translations

decreasing

[diːˈkriːsɪŋ] ADJdecreciente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

decreasing

[diːˈkriːsɪŋ] adj [number, rate, demand] → en voie de diminution
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

decreasing

[diːˈkriːsɪŋ] adjin diminuzione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

decreasing

a. decreciente, disminuyendo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Model the decrease in the misclassification proportion within cases as x increases with a monotonic function f(x), such that the expected number of truly positive cases is [n.sub.x] [1 - f(x)].
Adjustment function has the following characteristics: it is a monotonic function; [lim.sub.t[right arrow][infinity]] [alpha](t) = 1; when [h.sub.0] < 0, [alpha](t) > 1; when [h.sub.0] [greater than or equal to] 0, 0 [less than or equal to] [alpha](t) < 1.
It follows that for every y [member of] B[x, [delta]] there is a continuous monotonic function [h.sub.y] : [0, [infinity][[right arrow] [0, [infinity][ with [n.sub.y](0) = 0 such that
According to this theory, all the data points are sorted using a sorting technique and considering a monotonic function. In other words, SFS all options that maximize the point function are arranged in the ascending order.
Each strictly monotonic function F between points (0;0) and (1:1) can be used in MHR interpolation.
However, we know from [17,18] that the global extrema of any monotonic function f are always found at the corner points of Q(a).
Salem, A completely monotonic function involving q-gamma and q-digamma functions, Journal of Approximations Theory, 164 (2012), 971980.
From a set of experiments using standard 1 mm step index POF, the choice of [alpha] = 1 and M = 2.5 has been made, so that [S.sub.C] turned out to be a monotonic function in the range 0-1 with a roughly linear trend in the mid-point sensing range.

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