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Decline Noun Synonyms
declivity, (downward) slope or slant, descent, downgrade, incline
The path led down a steep decline towards the pond.

degeneration, deterioration, loss, diminution, weakening, debility, weakness, worsening, decay, failing
We noted a decline in the physical condition of those living nearby.

Decline Verb Synonyms
diminution, decrease, lessening, ebb, downturn, fall-off, reduction, abatement, slump, descent
There has been a steady decline in the value of the pound.

diminish, lessen, decrease, wane, flag, go down, fall or taper off, subside, ebb, abate, dwindle, shrink, fade, peter out, run out of steam, run out of gas
Demand for hula hoops declined.

refuse, turn down, deny, reject, demur, forgo, veto, avoid, abstain from
She declined help with the packages. Roger was offered a professorship at the university but he declined.

slope or slant (downwards), descend, drop or fall off, dip, sink
The meadow declines towards the river.

go or drop down, settle, dip, sink, set
The sun was declining as I went home.

deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, fail
My health has declined over the last year.

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Advance-Decline (A-D) Line

Business / Taxes / Advance-Decline (A-D) Line: The advance-decline line graphs the ratio of stocks that have risen in value — the advancers — to stocks that have fallen in value — the decliners — over a particular trading period. The direc MORE


Business / Taxes / Decliner: Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financi MORE

Declined Language

Entertainment / Literature / Declined Language: Also called a synthetic language, or an inflected language, a declined language is one in which word order is not as important in making meaning as the use of inflections or declensions--special endin MORE


Business / Finance / A-D: Advance-Decline, or measurement of the number of issues trading above their previous closing prices less the number trading below their previous closing prices over a particular period. As a technical MORE


Business / Finance / Deflator: Decline in the prices of goods and services. Antithesis of inflation. MORE