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Overview of noun decline

The noun decline has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) decline, diminution

(change toward something smaller or lower)

2. (2) decline, declination

(a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state)

3. (1) decay, decline

(a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current)

4. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope

(a downward slope or bend)


Overview of verb decline

The verb decline has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (5) worsen, decline

(grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

2. (4) refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline

(refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality")

3. (4) refuse, decline

(show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike")

4. (2) decline, go down, wane

(grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned")

5. decline

(go down; "The roof declines here")

6. decline, slump, correct

(go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped")

7. decline

(inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives")

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