A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:
The process or result of declining, especially:
A degenerate action
(Biology) The evolutionary decline or loss of a function, characteristic, or structure in an organism or species.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
An increasing or becoming increased
(Military, nautical, navigation) The angle between the magnetic and geographical meridians at any place, expressed in degrees east or west to indicate the direction of magnetic north from true north. In nautical and aeronautical navigation, the term magnetic variation is used instead of magnetic declination and the angle is termed variation of the compass or magnetic variation. Magnetic declination is not otherwise synonymous with magnetic variation which refers to regular or irregular change with time of the magnetic declination, dip, or intensity.
A celestial coordinate system in which an object's position on the celestial sphere is described in terms of its north-south declination and east-west right ascension, measured relative to the celestial equator and vernal equinox, respectively.
(Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial body from the ecliptic
Alternative spelling of Dec..
A downward slope
A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
A downward slope.
Increase; growth; progress; advance.
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