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noun [countable/uncountable] decline pronunciation in British English /dɪˈklaɪn/
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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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