on the decrease

Definition of on the decrease

:becoming less in size, amount, number, etc. :decreasing
  • The number of college applications is on the decrease.

Word by Word Definitions

decrease play
  1. : to grow progressively less (as in size, amount, number, or intensity)

  2. : to cause to decrease

  1. : the process of growing progressively less (as in size, amount, number, or intensity) : the process of decreasing

  2. : an amount of diminution : reduction


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