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Decline : noun : gradual fall

• The decline in the value of the franc…

• A decline in buying power…

• The last year has seen a decline in real wages.

Decline : verb : to fall slowly
• Shares declined in a weak market.

• Imports have declined over the last year.

• The economy declined during the last government.

QUOTE : In 1984 the profits again declined to l185billions from the 1983 figure of 1229billions. (Financial Times)

QUOTE : Saudi oil production has declined by three quarters to around 2.5m barrels a day. (Economist)

QUOTE : This gives an average monthly decline of 2.15 per cent during the period. (Business Times Lagos)

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