declining

declining
de|clin|ing [ dı`klaınıŋ ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY
becoming less or worse:
the declining audience for shows like this
declining standards in educational achievement
someone's declining years
the years of someone's life when they are old and becoming weaker

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • declining — adj. 1. decreasing; as, steadily declining incomes. Syn: down(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] 2. going from better to worse. Syn: deteriorating, failing, regressing, retrograde, retrogressive. [WordNet 1.5] 3. becoming less or smaller; as, declining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declining — UK [dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ] US adjective becoming less or worse the declining audience for shows like this declining standards in educational achievement Thesaurus: words used to describe increases and decreaseshyponym to increase, or to increase… …   Useful english dictionary

  • declining — index decadent, old, stale Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • declining — UK [dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ] / US adjective becoming less or worse the declining audience for shows like this declining standards in educational achievement • someone s declining years …   English dictionary

  • declining — /dəˈklaɪnɪng/ (say duh kluyning) adjective 1. going down: the declining sun. 2. diminishing in strength, vigour, intensity, etc.: a declining force. –phrase 3. one s declining years, old age …  

  • Declining — Decline De*cline , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Declined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Declining}.] [OE. declinen to bend down, lower, sink, decline (a noun), F. d[ e]cliner to decline, refuse, fr. L. declinare to turn aside, inflect (a part of speech), avoid; de + …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declining — adjective Date: 1593 of or relating to the period during which something is deteriorating or nearing its end < her declining years > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • declining — adj. Declining is used with these nouns: ↑demand, ↑economy, ↑fortune, ↑health, ↑importance, ↑industry, ↑number, ↑profit, ↑profitability, ↑proportion, ↑standard, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • declining balance method — ➔ method * * * declining balance method UK US noun [S] (also diminishing balance method, also reducing balance method) ► ACCOUNTING a way of depreciating (= reducing the value of) a fixed asset in a company s accounts , in which the asset s v …   Financial and business terms

  • declining industry — ➔ industry …   Financial and business terms

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