decline decline  /dɪ ˈklaɪn/


  1. (n) change toward something smaller or lower
  2. (n) a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
  3. (n) a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  4. (n) a downward slope or bend
  5. (v) grow worse
  6. (v) refuse to accept
  7. (v) show unwillingness towards
  8. (v) grow smaller
  9. (v) go down
  10. (v) go down in value
  11. (v) inflect for number, gender, case, etc.,

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  1. Cultural decline is a more difficult failing to assess and address.
  2. The decline had already prompted a number of moves by Harvard in recent months, including the elimination of 275 staff jobs and a freeze on salaries.
  3. I've updated my wildly popular chart of the decline in payroll employment with the nasty new numbers that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released this morning.


  1. Yum says KFC's sales decline in China is easing

    Yum says KFC's sales decline in China is easing NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands says a key sales figure for China dropped 19 percent in May, as the parent company of KFC began to see signs of recovery from the double whammy of a bird flu scare and an earlier controversy over its chicken supply. The company later took a more aggressive stance and said it was eliminating more than 1,000 small producers ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  2. Euro and Pound Decline Contradicts Rise in European Equities

    Euro and Pound Decline Contradicts Rise in European Equities
    on June 14, 2013     Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Emerging Stocks Rise, Paring Biggest Weekly Decline in a Year

    Emerging-market stocks rose, paring the benchmark index’s biggest weekly decline in a year, after valuations fell to an 11-month low. The won and the baht led currencies higher.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Mr Bernanke, speaking at Morehouse College in Atlanta, said: "Recently we have seen tentative signs that the sharp decline in economic activity may be slowing. A levelling out of economic activity is the first step toward recovery."
    on Apr 14, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Independent

  2. "You just hear this constant whining," Gramm told the Washington Times, "complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Phil Gramm Source: Indianapolis Star

  3. "The choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy," Mr. Obama said. "The choice we face is between prosperity and decline. We can remain the world's leading importer of oil, or we can become the world's leading...
    on Apr 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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