down adverb Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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down

adverb
 
 
/daʊn/
at or towards a lower level or a smaller amount: The stock market is down for the fifth week in a row.go/come down Consumers may be waiting for prices to come down before they buy. The number of workers here has gone down from 500 last year to 410. Production is down by almost a fifth.down 10p/10%/10 points, etc. Operating profits were down 50%.10p/10%/10 points, etc. down Lead closed three dollars down at $611 per tonne. Sales were way down on the same quarter last year. Most currencies in the region ended the week slightly down against the US dollar.
in writing or on paper: write/note/jot sth downdown in writing/on paper Do you have it down in writing, or was it just a verbal agreement?have sb down for sth On next month's order I've got you down for three cases of supplies.
if you pay money down on something, you pay part of the price and will pay the rest later: pay 10%/$100, etc. down We paid 10% down on the house and took out a mortgage for the rest.money/cash down The sign advertised easy mortgages and houses with no money down.
having less money than before: The deal left him almost $500 down.
(Definition of down adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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