ETYM Old Eng. decrees, Old Fren. decreis, from decreistre. Related to Decrease.
1. A change downward; SYN. lessening, drop-off.
2. A process of becoming smaller; SYN. decrement.
3. The act of decreasing or reducing something; SYN. diminution, reduction, step-down.
4. The amount by which something decreases; SYN. decrement.
1. To decrease in size, extent, or range; SYN. diminish, lessen, fall.
2. To make smaller; SYN. lessen, minify.