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There has been a steady decline in public services over recent years.
a sharp decline in the Nasdaq
an effort to halt the economic decline of the region
The industry has now fallen into a decline.
Agriculture is in decline in many Third World countries.
Thankfully, this is a disease that is now on the decline.
This is the American English definition of decline. View British English definition of decline.
the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony
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