decreasingly

decreasing

[dih-kree-sing]
adjective
1.
becoming less or fewer; diminishing.
2.
Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nonincreasing. Compare increasing ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see decrease, -ing2

decreasingly, adverb
undecreasing, adjective
undecreasingly, adverb
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decrease
 
vb
1.  to diminish or cause to diminish in size, number, strength, etc
 
n
2.  the act or process of diminishing; reduction
3.  the amount by which something has been diminished
 
[C14: from Old French descreistre, from Latin dēcrescere to grow less, from de- + crescere to grow]
 
de'creasing
 
adj
 
de'creasingly
 
adv

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decrease
late 14c., from O.Fr. pp. stem of descreistre, from L. decrescere, from de- "away from" + crescere "to grow" (see crescent).
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