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Meaning of decrement

dec•re•ment

Pronunciation: (dek'ru-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of decreasing; gradual reduction.
  2. the amount lost by reduction.
  3. a negative increment.
  4. the ratio of amplitudes of a damped harmonic motion in the course of two successive oscillations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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