decrescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From decressant, from Anglo-Norman, present participle of decrestre (to decrease)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decrescent (comparative more decrescent, superlative most decrescent)

  1. Becoming gradually less; diminishing.
  2. Waning.
    a decrescent moon

Noun[edit]

decrescent (plural decrescents)

An heraldic decrescent within a mascle.
  1. (heraldry) A crescent oriented with horns turned to sinister (pointing right).

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References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 114

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēcrēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēcrēscō