# decrement

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## dec·re·ment

(dĕk′rə-mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
2. The amount lost by gradual diminution or waste.
3. Mathematics The amount by which a variable is decreased; a negative increment.

[Latin dēcrēmentum, from dēcrēscere, dēcrē-, to decrease; see decrease.]

## decrement

(ˈdɛkrɪmənt)
n
1. the act of decreasing; diminution
2. (Mathematics) maths a negative increment
3. (General Physics) physics a measure of the damping of an oscillator, expressed by the ratio of the amplitude of a cycle to its amplitude after one period
4. (General Physics) (of spectra) a sequence of related spectrum lines decaying in intensity, e.g. Balmer decay
[C17: from Latin dēcrēmentum, from dēcrescere to decrease]

## dec•re•ment

(ˈdɛk rə mənt)

n.
1. the act or process of decreasing; gradual reduction.
2. the amount lost by reduction.
3. Math. a negative increment.
[1475–85; < Latin dēcrēmentum=dēcrē(scere) to decrease + -mentum -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 decrement - the amount by which something decreasesdecreaseamount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"free fall, drop, dip, fall - a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"shrinkage - the amount by which something shrinks 2 decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorterdecreasephysical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"decay, decline - a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or currentdecline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lowerdesensitisation, desensitization - the process of reducing sensitivity; "the patient was desensitized to the allergen"narrowing - a decrease in widthslippage - a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slippingwastage - the process of wastingincrement, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

## decrement

noun
The act or process of decreasing:
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