downturn

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Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ turn

Noun[edit]

downturn (plural downturns)

  1. A downward trend, or the beginnings of one; a decline.
    The downturn in the economy made it harder to find jobs.
    • 2019 October, Rail Freight Group, “Consequences of a no deal Brexit”, in Modern Railways, page 20:
      Any [economic] downturn will eventually impact on rail freight, and indeed passenger traffic, so operators are watching this closely.

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Verb[edit]

downturn (third-person singular simple present downturns, present participle downturning, simple past and past participle downturned)

  1. To turn downwards
  2. To decline

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