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Decrease vs. Increase

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  • Decrease (verb)

    Of a quantity, to become smaller.

  • Decrease (verb)

    To make (a quantity) smaller.

  • Decrease (noun)

    An amount by which a quantity is decreased.

    "One research team has recorded Baishui’s decrease at about 27 meters per year over the last 10 years. File:One research team has recorded Baishui’s decrease.ogg"

  • Decrease (noun)

    A reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch. See Decrease (knitting).

  • Increase (verb)

    (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.

    "His rage only increased when I told him of the lost money."

  • Increase (verb)

    To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.

  • Increase (verb)

    To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

  • Increase (verb)

    To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.

    "The Moon increases."

  • Increase (noun)

    An amount by which a quantity is increased.

  • Increase (noun)

    For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

  • Increase (noun)

    The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).

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  • Decrease (verb)

    To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.

  • Decrease

    To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.

  • Decrease (noun)

    A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.

  • Decrease (noun)

    The wane of the moon.

  • Increase (verb)

    To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.

  • Increase (verb)

    To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

  • Increase (verb)

    To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.

  • Increase

    To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.

  • Increase (noun)

    Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.

  • Increase (noun)

    That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.

  • Increase (noun)

    Progeny; issue; offspring.

  • Increase (noun)

    Generation.

  • Increase (noun)

    The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Decrease (noun)

    a change downward;

    "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"

    "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

  • Decrease (noun)

    a process of becoming smaller or shorter

  • Decrease (noun)

    the amount by which something decreases

  • Decrease (noun)

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

  • Decrease (verb)

    decrease in size, extent, or range;

    "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"

    "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"

    "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"

    "his voice fell to a whisper"

  • Decrease (verb)

    make smaller;

    "He decreased his staff"

  • Increase (noun)

    a quantity that is added;

    "there was an addition to property taxes this year"

    "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

  • Increase (noun)

    a change resulting in an increase;

    "the increase is scheduled for next month"

  • Increase (noun)

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;

    "the increase in unemployment"

    "the growth of population"

  • Increase (noun)

    the amount by which something increases;

    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

  • Increase (noun)

    the act of increasing something;

    "he gave me an increase in salary"

  • Increase (verb)

    become bigger or greater in amount;

    "The amount of work increased"

  • Increase (verb)

    make bigger or more;

    "The boss finally increased her salary"

    "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Princeton's WordNet
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