Decrescent definition

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Becoming gradually less; waning.
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Decreasing; lessening; waning.
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A decrescent moon.

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(heraldry) A crescent oriented with horns turned to sinister (pointing right).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
decrescent
Plural:
decrescents

Origin of decrescent

  • Latin dēcrēscēns dēcrēscent- present participle of dēcrēscere to decrease decrease

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From decressant, from Anglo-Norman, present participle of decrestre (“to decrease”)

    From Wiktionary