What is decrease?

  • (verb): Decrease in size, extent, or range.
    Synonyms: diminish, lessen, fall
    See also — Additional definitions below


A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.

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Long-term Effects Of Benzodiazepines - Symptoms - Effect On Sleep
... Long-term use is associated with increased alpha and beta activity, a decrease in K complexes and delta activity ... There is also a decrease in stage 1 NREM, NREM stage 3 and 4 sleep and REM sleep as well as a decrease in REM sleep eye movements ...
Decrease - Role in Fabric Shaping
... Decreases are useful in shaping the edges of knitted pieces, and also in creating surface curvature in pieces, e.g ...
Castelnau-d'Auzan - Population
... in rural France the canton has to face an important decrease of population ... there were only 4741, which represents a decrease of 20% ... This decrease is still continuing ...
Children's Court Of Queensland - Caseload
... This represents a 22.4% decrease in the number of defendants ... There was a 9.8% decrease in the number of juveniles appearing before a Children's Court Judge ... Furthermore, there was an overall decrease of 29.3% in the number of charges brought against juveniles in Queensland in 2005-2006, at 1,771, down from 16,656 in the previous year ...
Lafutidine - Mechanism of Action - Acid Suppressive Action
... thereby inhibiting the stimulation of cAMP and a resultant decrease in acid production (antisecretory action) ... also increases plasma somatostatin levels which decreases secretion of gastrin from G cells ... This decrease in gastrin causes inhibition of parietal cells, resulting in decrease in gastric acid secretion ...

More definitions of "decrease":

  • (noun): A process of becoming smaller or shorter.
    Synonyms: decrement
  • (noun): The amount by which something decreases.
    Synonyms: decrement
  • (noun): A change downward.
    Example: "There was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"
    Synonyms: lessening, drop-off

Famous quotes containing the word decrease:

    The increase in wisdom can be measured precisely by the decrease in bile.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)