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  • 1 Decline — De*cline , n. [F. d[ e]clin. See {Decline}, v. i.] 1. A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is tending toward extinction or a less perfect state; as, the decline of life; the …

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  • 2 decline — [dē klīn′, diklīn′] vi. declined, declining [ME declinen < OFr decliner, to bend, turn aside < L declinare, to bend from, inflect < de , from (see DE ) + clinare, to bend: see LEAN1] 1. to bend, turn, or slope downward or aside 2. a) …

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  • 3 decline — de•cline [[t]dɪˈklaɪn[/t]] v. clined, clin•ing, n. 1) to withhold or deny consent to do; refuse 2) to refuse with courtesy 3) to cause to slope or incline downward 4) gram. to recite or display the inflected forms of (a noun, pronoun, or… …

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  • 4 life cycle — The term is first recorded in 1873 in its biological meaning ‘the series of changes in the life of an organism’, and this is the only meaning given in the current edition (2006) of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. During the course of the 20c,… …

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  • 5 Life as We Know It (REO Speedwagon album) — Life As We Know It (CD) =Life as we know it is the 12th studio album by REO Speedwagon. It was a decline in salesfor them, but it managed to chart and get some minor hit singles such as, That Ain t Love and In My Dreams Track listing1. New Way To …

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  • 6 Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 7 Decline of Buddhism in India — Part of a series on Buddhism Outline · Portal History Timeline · Councils …

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  • 8 Decline in amphibian populations — The Golden toad of Monteverde, Costa Rica, was among the first casualties of amphibian declines. Formerly abundant, it was last seen in 1989. Dramatic declines in amphibian populations, including population crashes and mass localized extinctions …

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  • 9 Decline of the Roman Empire — This article is about the historiography of the decline of the Roman Empire. For a description of events, see Roman Empire. For the book by Edward Gibbon, see The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. For the film, see The Fall of… …

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  • 10 Decline and fall of Pedro II of Brazil — Emperor Pedro II in 1887 This article is part of a series related to Pedro II of Brazil …

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  • 11 Life insurance — The foundation of life insurance is the recognition of the value of a human life and the possibility of indemnification for the loss of that value. F. C. Oviatt, Economic place of insurance and its relation to society[1] Life insurance is a… …

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  • 12 Decline of Greco-Roman polytheism — The Greco Roman religion at the time of the Constantinian shift mostly consisted of three main currents, Greco Roman Polytheism, the official Roman imperial cult, various Mystery religions. Early Christianity grew gradually in Rome and the Roman… …

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  • 13 Decline and Fall — For other uses, see Decline and Fall (disambiguation). Decline and Fall   …

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  • 14 decline — decliner, n. /di kluyn /, v., declined, declining, n. v.t. 1. to withhold or deny consent to do, enter into or upon, etc.; refuse: He declined to say more about it. 2. to express inability or reluctance to accept; refuse with courtesy: to decline …

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  • 15 life span — 1. the longest period over which the life of any organism or species may extend, according to the available biological knowledge concerning it. 2. the longevity of an individual. [1915 20] * * * Time between birth and death. It ranges from a… …

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  • 16 Life Cycle — The course of events that brings a new product into existence and follows its growth into a mature product and into eventual critical mass and decline. The most common steps in the life cycle of a product include the following phases: •… …

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  • 17 decline — de|cline1 W2 [dıˈklaın] n [singular, U] a decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of something decline in ▪ There has been a decline in the size of families. decline of ▪ the decline of manufacturing rapid/sharp/steep/dramatic decline ▪… …

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  • 18 decline — 1 noun (singular, uncountable) a gradual decrease in the quality, quantity, or importance of something (+ in): a sharp decline in profits | economic/moral etc decline: Economic decline is often tangled up with political turmoil. | fall/go into… …

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  • 19 Decline of the Byzantine Empire — The decline of the Byzantine Empire was a process similar to the decline of the Western Roman Empire, in that it lasted many centuries. There is no clear consensus on when this process began; but many dates and time lines have been proposed by… …

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  • 20 Decline of the Ottoman Empire — This article is about the period of 20 October 1827 – 24 July 1908 in the Ottoman Empire. For the reasons that led to the empire s dissolution, see Fall of the Ottoman Empire. History of the Ottoman Empire …

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