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"downturn" in British English

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downturnnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈdaʊn.tɜːn/  us   /-tɝːn/
a ​reduction in the ​amount or ​success of something, such as a country's ​economicactivity: the ​continuingeconomic downturn There is ​evidence of a downturn in the ​housingmarket.
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(Definition of downturn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downturn" in American English

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downturnnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˌtɜrn/
a reduction in the ​amount or ​success of something: a downturn in ​carsales
(Definition of downturn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downturn" in Business English

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downturnnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈdaʊntɜːn/ (also downswing)
ECONOMICS a ​reduction in the ​amount or ​success of something, such as a country's ​economicactivity: economic/market downturn Thousands of ​workers have ​lost their ​jobs in the ​economic downturn. There is ​evidence of a downturn in the ​housingmarket.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
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(Definition of downturn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downturn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 衰退,渐入低迷…
in Turkish düşüş, işte başarısızlık, azalma…
in Russian спад…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衰退,漸入低迷…
in Polish załamanie…
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