Decrease

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.

References

  1. decrease. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=decrease&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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Decrease. 2009-01-26. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/decrease.html.

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

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