decreasing decreasing  /dɪ ˈkri sɪŋ/


  1. (adj) becoming less or smaller
  2. (adj) music



  1. We've seen credit-card companies decreasing lines of credit, and the debtors don't have any room left.
  2. So was another innovation: decreasing the decision-making power of political cadres in plants and increasing the power of local managers.
  3. Reduce that waste by purchasing more-efficient appliances and tightening up insulation to avoid heat loss from your home, and you're already decreasing your dependence on the grid.


  1. Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

    Claims like low sodium, low fat and low calorie on snacks are decreasing which seems counterintuitive given action is being taken by manufacturers, said the director of innovation and insights at Mintel.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

  2. Fort Collins' trek to bicycle nirvana depends on more riders, fewer accidents

    For Fort Collins to advance to a pinnacle of bicycle friendliness that rivals some international locales, the city must increase ridership while at the same time decreasing accidents.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  3. Legos are getting angrier and could harm children's development: researcher

    Corbis/Splash NewsLego characters are getting "angrier" and could be harming children's development, a new report claims. The faces on Lego toys are getting angrier- and it may be harming children's development, researchers warn. The number of happy faces on Legos is decreasing, and more angry faces are...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. President Bush said in a statement, Jackson "made significant progress in transforming public housing, revitalizing and modernizing the Federal Housing Administration, increasing affordable housing, rebuilding the Gulf Coast, decreasing...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNN

  2. "For the first time in history we have set in motion a national policy aimed at increasing gas mileage and decreasing greenhouse gas pollution for all new trucks and cars sold in the United States," Obama told state governors, including...
    on May 19, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

  3. "We're decreasing our head count," Dell said. "It's declined in the past two quarters and it will decline again in the first quarter. And we will go past the 8,800 target previously discussed as we achieve everything that I'm outlining...
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Michael Dell Source: International Herald Tribune

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