becoming less or fewer; diminishing.
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).
- de·creas·ing·ly, adverb
- un·de·creas·ing, adjective
- un·de·creas·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use decreasing in a sentence
That things like miniaturization and decreasing costs have democratized the ability of individuals or rogue nations to create harm on powerful countries.
Actual cases of Ebola in Liberia, according the World Health Organization, are decreasing.The WHO’s Big Asterisk on Liberia’s Ebola Case Decrease | Abby Haglage | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The glaciers are melting because snowfall is decreasing and temperatures are rising—bad news for wolverines.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Doug Peacock | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A friendship-starting, pain-decreasing, Kremlin-bothering pass for dropping F-bombs?
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill | Abby Haglage | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
State funding for public colleges and universities has plummeted, decreasing by 40 percent across the country since 1980.The Price of College Has Increased 1120 Percent Since 1978, So Is It Worth It? | Andrew Rossi | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
White wool—Knit a row, decreasing it by taking the first two stitches together, and the last two.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Although fishermen outnumber foresters at the present time, the number of fishermen has been decreasing.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Only Jean knew, or ever knew, just how much of Henri's steadily decreasing funds went to that buying.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
In less than a quarter of an hour, her masts and sails formed only a white obelisk, gradually decreasing against the horizon.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Thus, the ratio is augmenting in Illinois, and decreasing in Missouri.