Meaning of “deterioration” in the English Dictionary


"deterioration" in Business English

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deteriorationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˌtɪəriəˈreɪʃən/ us

the process or fact of becoming worse:

We cannot allow continued deterioration of our production standards.
A deterioration in retail sales in the second quarter has resulted in a poor forecast.

(Definition of “deterioration” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)