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downwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdɑʊn·wərd/ (also downwards,  /ˈdɑʊn·wərdz/ )
toward a ​lowerposition, ​level, or ​amount: The ​roadslopesgently 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)

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downwardadverb

uk   /ˈdaʊnwəd/  us   /-wɚd/ (also mainly UK downwards)
toward a ​lowerposition, ​level, or ​amount: The ​stockmarketdriftedsteadilylower until late afternoon, when it suddenly spiralled downward. The ​exchangerate was adjusted downward by 3.7% in September.
downward
adjective
New ​figures show that the downward ​pressure on ​annuityrates is likely to get worse in the future. The ​trend has been downward ever since, with ​donationsfalling to $143,000 last ​year.
(Definition of downward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downward”
in Chinese (Simplified) 向下,朝下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向下,朝下…
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