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Definition of decrease noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//dɪˈkris//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1  the process of reducing something or the amount that something is reduced by synonym reduction
  2. 2 decrease (in something) There has been some decrease in military spending this year. decrease (of something) a decrease of nearly 6% in the number of visitors to the museum opposite increase
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