- decree absolute,
- decree nisi,
Origin of decrement
Examples from the Web for decrement
It is perfectly intelligible that a progressive fatigue and decrement of the magnitude of contraction must ensue.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The rate-of-decrease meter registered a decrement of point ten units per unit.The Ties That Bind|Walter Miller
Evolution is the decrement of this difference between the purely formal and the actual.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
Decrement, dek′re-ment, n. the act or state of decreasing: the quantity lost by decrease.
The decrement in the capacity of the grooves follows the proportion of 15 to 11.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Word Origin for decrement
1620s, from Latin decrementum "diminution," from stem of decrescere (see decrease).