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downturn

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈdaʊntɜːn/ ( also downswing)
ECONOMICS a reduction in the amount or success of something, such as a country's economic activity: economic/market downturn Thousands of workers have lost their jobs in the economic downturn. There is evidence of a downturn in the housing market.see/experience/suffer a downturn The company saw a downturn in sales over the last six months. a serious/severe/sharp downturn a global/world/general downturn
→  Compare upturn
Translations of “downturn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 衰退,漸入低迷…
in Russian спад…
in Turkish düşüş, işte başarısızlık, azalma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衰退,渐入低迷…
in Polish załamanie…
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