- a decreasing or decrease; loss; waste
- amount lost by decrease or waste
- Math. the quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
Origin of decrementClassical Latin decrementum from decrescere, decrease
- The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
- The amount lost by gradual diminution or waste.
- Mathematics The amount by which a variable is decreased; a negative increment.
Origin of decrementLatin dēcrēmentum from dēcrēscere dēcrē- to decrease ; see decrease .
- A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
(third-person singular simple present decrements, present participle decrementing, simple past and past participle decremented)
- To decrease a value by a basic quantity unit.
decrement - Computer Definition
To subtract a number from another number. Decrementing a counter means to subtract 1 or some other number from its current value.