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English definition of “downwards”

downwards

adverb     /ˈdaʊn.wədz/ US  /-wɚdz/ (US also downward)
C1 towards a lower position : The road slopes gently downwards for a mile or two. The water filters downwards through the rock for hundreds of feet . He was lying face downwards on the pavement . Casualty figures were revised downwards (= reduced ) after the war had ended . → Compare upwardsDown and downwardMoving downwards upwardsGrammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of downwards adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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