LESS in sign language

How to sign "less" and phrases such as "less than" and "less and less" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

ASL signs for "less"

Definition: a smaller amount of; not as much; to a smaller extent; not so much.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand slightly bent palm-down above non-dominant palm-up flat hand moves downward a bit toward the non-dominant hand without touching it.

"less and less"

Meaning: At a continually decreasing rate; at continually reducing.

"less than"

Definition: to a smaller extent, amount, or degree: less exact.


Related signs for some synonyms: REDUCED, UNDER, BELOW, LITTLE, FEWER, SMALLER, LOWER.

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