downtick

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down +‎ tick

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downtick (plural downticks)

  1. A small decrease or downward change in something that has been steady or rising.
    • 2010, Keith Lee Morris, Call it What You Want (page 53)
      There had been a downtick in April's enthusiasm for schoolwork — a sprinkling of Bs on her report card.
  2. (finance) A stock market transaction or quote at a price below a preceding one.

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