Pronunciation: /dɪˈkris/ ?

Arrow up for increase, arrow down for decrease.
Figure 1: Decrease and increase.

When a quantity decreases, it goes down.[1] If there were 200 birds on a lake 1 year ago and 185 birds are on the lake this year, the number of birds on the lake has decreased by 15.


  1. decrease. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

Cite this article as:

Decrease. 2009-01-26. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.


Image Credits

Revision History

2009-01-26: Added image (McAdams, David.)
2008-12-04: Added 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
2008-03-05: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

All Math Words Encyclopedia is a service of Life is a Story Problem LLC.
Copyright © 2005-2011 Life is a Story Problem LLC. All rights reserved.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License