› a period when there is less business activity than usual in a company, the economy, etc.: slowdown in sthLabor Department statistics released last Friday showed an unexpected slowdown in hiring.The economic slowdown has affected both public and privates sectors. dramatic/marked/sharp slowdown → See Noterecession
›US(UKgo-slow)HR, WORKPLACEa period when an organization’s employees work more slowly and less effectively to show they are not satisfied with their pay, conditions, etc.: The management refused to respond to threats of a slowdown.