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Another word for decrement

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Noun
  1. The act or process of decreasing

      1. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
      2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
      3. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
      1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
      2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
      3. A reduction:
      1. (Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
      2. A reduction or discontinuance, as of production, personnel, etc.
      3. The act or result of cutting back
      1. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
      2. The amount by which something decreases.
      3. The act or process of decreasing.
      1. The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
      1. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
      2. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
      3. The resulting reduction; decrease.
      1. Something that causes a gradual loss:
      2. (Surgery) A tube or other device for drawing off discharge, fluid, etc. from a cavity, wound, etc.
      3. (Medicine) A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or body cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
      1. (Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
      2. The result of reducing:
      3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
      1. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
      2. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
      3. A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
      1. A slowing down, as of production
      2. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
      3. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
      1. A small or very slender candle.
      2. A wax candle, esp. a long, slender one
      3. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
    See also:

    increase