Focus on the pronunciation of slowdown
English definition of “slowdown”
/ˈsləʊdaʊn/ noun [C] ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
› a period when there is less business activity than usual in a company, the economy, etc.: slowdown in sth Labor 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 Note recession
› US (UK go-slow) HR, WORKPLACE a 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.