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Declaration of Independence the public document by which the United States of America was declared to be free and independent of England in 1776.
Declaration of Sentiments the document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men in connection with the first women's rights convention.
declarative making a statement, assertion, or declaration.
declarative sentence a sentence that makes a statement. There are many examples of declarative sentences, such as, "It is raining outside."
declare to proclaim or formally announce (the fact of something happening or existing). [7 definitions]
declared war an armed conflict that is precipitated by a formal declaration of war.
declare war on to formally state an intention to wage war against. [2 definitions]
declassify to remove the security classification, such as "top secret," from (an official document, information, or the like).
declension in grammar, the process of listing systematically the inflected forms of an adjective, a noun, or a pronoun by categories such as case, gender, and number. [3 definitions]
declination a movement, bend, or slope downward. [5 definitions]
decline to refuse (to do or to give something). [10 definitions]
declivity a downward or descending slope. (Cf. acclivity.)
decoct to extract a flavor or essence from, by boiling.
decode to convert (a coded message) into ordinary language; decipher. [2 definitions]
décolletage a low neckline, esp. at the front of a woman's garment. [2 definitions]
décolleté of a garment, having a low neckline, esp. at the front. [2 definitions]
decolonization the process or act of freeing a colony or eliminating colonialism.
decolonize to set free (a colony or colonies) from colonial rule.
decompose to break down (a substance) into simpler compounds or component elements. [3 definitions]
decompose a number In mathematics education, to separate a number into its component place values. For example, to decompose the number 231 you would write "200+30+1".
decompress to reduce pressure or compression on. [3 definitions]