declining

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 declining — Synonyms and related words: abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, aging, chucking, chucking out, collapsing, coming apart, contempt, contractive, contradiction, cracking, crumbling, decadent, deciduous, declension, declination, declinature,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 declining — adj. decreasing, waning, weakening, dwindling de·cline || dɪ klaɪn n. sinking, decrease, ebb; downward slope, descent v. refuse; go down, decrease; conjugate (Grammar) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 declining industry — ➔ industry …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 declining shares — ➔ Share …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 declining stocks — ➔ stock1 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 declining share — UK US noun [C] (also declining stock) STOCK MARKET ► a share that falls in price over a particular period → Compare ADVANCING SHARE(Cf. ↑advancing share), DECLINER(Cf. ↑decliner …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17 declining to agree — index dissenting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 18 Declining a British honour — The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or an honour, usually within the Order of the British Empire. In most cases, the honour was rejected privately; others were rejected publicly, or… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 Declining Industry — An industry where growth is either negative or is not growing at the broader rate of economic growth. There are many reasons for a declining industry: consumer demand may be steadily evaporating, the depletion of a natural resource may be… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 20 Declining Balance Method — A common depreciation calculation system that involves applying the depreciation rate against the non depreciated balance. Instead of spreading the cost of the asset evenly over its life, this system expenses the asset at a constant rate, which… …

    Investment dictionary