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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: decline /dɪˈklaɪn/ 
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pluraldeclines

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  1. a reduction in the amount or quality of something
    decline in:

    There has been a steady decline in public services over recent years.

    a sharp/steep/dramatic decline:

    a sharp decline in share prices

    economic/moral decline:

    an effort to halt the economic decline of the region

    fall/go/slip into a decline:

    The industry has now fallen into a decline.

    in decline:

    Agriculture is in decline in many Third World countries.

    on the decline:

    Thankfully, this is a disease that is now on the decline.

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