N in n
The 'increase' and 'decrease' group
These nouns refer to an increase, decrease, or change.
acceleration adjustment advance alteration boom bulge change collapse cut cutback decline decrease dent deterioration diminution dip downturn drop explosion fall falling-off flare-up fluctuation gain growth improvement increase increment innovation jump leap lessening moderation pick-up reduction relaxation resurgence reversal rise shake-up shift slip slowdown slump surge transformation trend turn turnabout turnaround upsurge upswing upturn
I'm not worried about this decline in sales over such a relatively short period.
The fall in unemployment, he says, has slowed significantly since the beginning of the year.
The statistics pointed to an increase in crime in the downtown districts.
I kept hoping that the next month, the next year, would see an upturn in my fortunes.