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Decline

A situation in which a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to have declined for that trading day.

decline

A decrease in the price of a security.
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Vanstone declined accompanying them on account of her health; and Miss Garth only engaged to make one among the audience conditionally on not being wanted at home.
But I really don't see how papa, or any one else, could have declined, under the circumstances.
Also, some of these consumers are looking for quick shipments, indicating that inventory levels at some plants may have declined.
Lebanese women had more than five children on average in 1970, but now their birth rate, too, has declined to below replacement.
Between the two periods, the birthrate decreased by 6% among 17-year-olds, by 9% among 16-year-olds and by 9% among 15-year-olds; the rate among 18-year-olds declined by 5%.
The four major violent crimes - homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults - declined from 1.
In contrast, operating expenses for townhouses (26 percent of the survey sample) last year declined 2.
Domestic production in August declined slightly by 2.
Catering to the traditional college age crowd, 18 to 21, the University had felt the pinch when the number of high school graduates declined precipitously in the 1980's.
During the last 20 years, nationwide exceedances of the federal 1-hr ozone standard declined 90%, and the June-August average of daily 1-hr peak ozone levels declined 10% (Schwartz et al.
Sweep assets generated by company funds in sweep accounts declined in 2003 by 3 percent, or $7 billion, according to Treasury Strategies 2004 Commercial Bank Sweep Survey.
VANCOUVER -- Canadian Cancer Statistics 2004, published by the Canadian Cancer Society, indicate that the incidence and death age-standardized rates for the majority of cancer types have have stabilized or declined during the past decade.