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Definition of "declines" []

  • To refuse to do or accept (something), esp politely (verb)
  • To grow smaller; diminish (verb)
  • To slope or cause to slope downwards (verb)
  • To deteriorate gradually, as in quality, health, or character (verb)
  • To state or list the inflections of (a noun, adjective, or pronoun), or (of a noun, adjective, or pronoun) to be inflected for number, case, or gender (verb)
  • Gradual deterioration or loss (noun)
  • A movement downwards or towards something smaller; diminution (noun)
  • A downward slope; declivity (noun)
  • Any slowly progressive disease, such as tuberculosis (noun)
  • Plural form of decline. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of decline. (verb)

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Use "declines" in a sentence
  • "Price declines from the latest Case Schiller ended 1Q 09:"
  • "In the third quarter, AT & T Inc., aided by the Apple Inc. iPhone, added 745,000 contract customers, while Verizon Wireless signed up 584,000 customers, both seeing significant declines from a year ago."
  • "That suggests any unexpectedly strong surge in tablet sales could cause a shortage of Nand and moderate price declines from the 34.1% Gartner expects next year."