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"precipitous" in British English

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precipitousadjective

uk   /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.təs/  us   /priːˈsɪp.ɪ.t̬əs/
If a ​slope is precipitous, it is very ​steep: a precipitous ​mountainpath If a ​reduction or ​increase is precipitous, it is ​fast or ​great: Over the past 18 ​months, there has been a precipitous fall in ​carsales.
precipitously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​price of ​sharesdropped precipitously with the ​news of ​poorsalesfigures.
(Definition of precipitous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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precipitousadjective

 us   /prɪˈsɪp·ɪ·t̬əs/
very ​steep, or ​falling a ​long way very ​fast: precipitous ​cliffs New ​fads could ​result in a precipitous ​drop in ​sales.
(Definition of precipitous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"precipitous" in Business English

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precipitousadjective

uk   us   /prɪˈsɪpɪtəs/
if a ​reduction is precipitous, it ​happens very suddenly and is very ​big: a precipitous decline/drop/fall The ​company has seen a precipitous ​decline in ​advertisingrevenue.
done too quickly without ​thinking enough about any possible problems: a precipitous decision
precipitously
adverb
Manufacturing has ​fallen precipitously.
(Definition of precipitous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “precipitous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 骤然的,急剧的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 驟然的,急遽的…
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