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Rates of decrease and the process of decreasing - thesaurus

Synonyms

decrease

noun

the process of becoming less, or the amount by which something is less

reduction

noun

the process or result of making something smaller or less in amount, size, importance etc

decline

noun

a reduction in the amount or quality of something

slump

noun

a sudden large reduction in amount

diminution

noun

a reduction in the size or amount of something

plunge

noun

a sudden reduction in the amount or level of something

shrinkage

noun

a reduction in something

fall

noun

an occasion when the amount, level, or value of something falls

collapse

noun

a sudden fall in the value or level of something

cut

noun

a reduction in something

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attrition

noun

a reduction in size, numbers, or strength

cutback

noun

a reduction in something such as the amount of money available to spend

dip

noun

a reduction in the amount or level of something

dive

noun

a sudden fall in the value of something

downtick

noun

a small decrease, especially in the price or rate of something

downtrend

noun

a general reduction in the level or amount of something, especially economic activity

drop

noun

a fall in the amount or value of something

drop-off

noun

a reduction in the amount or level of something

ebb

noun

a period when something gradually becomes smaller or less

erosion

noun

the gradual reduction or destruction of something important

fall-off

noun

a reduction in the amount or level of something

let-up

noun

a pause or reduction in something, especially something unpleasant

mitigation

noun

formal a reduction in the harmful effects of something

moderation

noun

formal a reduction in the amount or strength of something

nosedive

noun

mainly journalism a sudden reduction in prices, profits etc

rundown

noun

British a reduction in size or quality

slide

noun

a situation in which an amount becomes less

slip

noun

a small change from a higher level to a lower one

tail-off

noun

the process of slowly becoming smaller in amount

tumble

noun

a sudden fall in something such as a price or a value

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