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Definitions for decrescent
dɪˈkrɛs əntde·cres·cent

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  1. decrescentnoun

    A crescent oriented with horns turned to sinister (pointing right).

  2. decrescentadjective

    Becoming gradually less; diminishing.

  3. decrescentadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Decrescentadjective

    Growing less; being in a state of decrease.

    Etymology: from decrescens, Latin.


  1. decrescent

    A crescent shape (, UK also ) is a symbol or emblem used to represent the lunar phase in the first quarter (the "sickle moon"), or by extension a symbol representing the Moon itself. In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is often shown wearing a crescent moon on his head symbolising that the lord is the master of time and is himself timeless. It is used as the astrological symbol for the Moon, and hence as the alchemical symbol for silver. It was also the emblem of Diana/Artemis, and hence represented virginity. In Christianity Marian veneration, it is associated with the Virgin Mary. From its use as roof finial in Ottoman era mosques, it has also become associated with Islam, and the crescent was introduced as chaplain badge for Muslim chaplains in the US military in 1993.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decrescentadjective

    becoming less by gradual diminution; decreasing; as, a decrescent moon

  2. Decrescentnoun

    a crescent with the horns directed towards the sinister

  3. Etymology: [L. decrescens, p. pr. of decrescere. See Decrease.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decrescent

    de-kres′ent, adj. becoming gradually less.—n. (mus.) Decrescen′do = Diminuendo (q.v.). [L.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decrescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decrescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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