[ dih-kree-sing ]
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  1. becoming less or fewer; diminishing.

  2. Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nonincreasing.: Compare increasing (def. 2).

Origin of decreasing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at decrease, -ing2

Other words from decreasing

  • de·creas·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·de·creas·ing, adjective
  • un·de·creas·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby decreasing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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