Meaning of “downward” in the English Dictionary

"downward" in American English

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downwardadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdɑʊn·wərd/ also downwards, /ˈdɑʊn·wərdz/

toward a lower position, level, or amount:

The road slopes gently downward for a mile or two.
downward
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈdɑʊn·wərd/

The trend has been downward ever since, with donations falling to $143,000 last year.

(Definition of “downward” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downward" in Business English

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downwardadverb

uk /ˈdaʊnwəd/ us /-wɚd/ also mainly UK downwards

toward a lower position, level, or amount:

The stock market drifted steadily lower until late afternoon, when it suddenly spiralled downward.
The exchange rate was adjusted downward by 3.7% in September.
downward
adjective

New figures show that the downward pressure on annuity rates is likely to get worse in the future.
The trend has been downward ever since, with donations falling to $143,000 last year.

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

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