# Decrement vs. Decrementation — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Decrement➦

The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.

#### Decrementation➦

The act or process of decrementing.

#### Decrement➦

The amount lost by gradual diminution or waste.

#### Decrement➦

(Mathematics) The amount by which a variable is decreased; a negative increment.

#### Decrement➦

A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.

#### Decrement➦

To decrease a value by a basic quantity unit.

#### Decrement➦

The state of becoming gradually less; decrease; diminution; waste; loss.
Twit me with the decrements of my pendants.
Rocks, mountains, and the other elevations of the earth suffer a continual decrement.

#### Decrement➦

The quantity lost by gradual diminution or waste; - opposed to increment.

#### Decrement➦

A name given by Haüy to the successive diminution of the layers of molecules, applied to the faces of the primitive form, by which he supposed the secondary forms to be produced.

#### Decrement➦

The quantity by which a variable is diminished.

#### Decrement➦

The amount by which something decreases

#### Decrement➦

A process of becoming smaller or shorter