Decrement meaning

dĕk'rə-mənt
The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
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The amount lost by gradual diminution or waste.
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The amount by which a variable is decreased; a negative increment.
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A decreasing or decrease; loss; waste.
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Amount lost by decrease or waste.
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The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase.
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To subtract a number from another number. Decrementing a counter means to subtract 1 or some other number from its current value.
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A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
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To decrease a value by a basic quantity unit.
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Origin of decrement

Latin dēcrēmentum from dēcrēscere dēcrē- to decrease decrease