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"slowdown" in British English

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slowdownnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsləʊ.daʊn/  us   /ˈsloʊ-/
a ​reduction in ​speed, ​activity, or the ​rate that things are ​produced: a ​worldwideeconomic slowdown a slowdown inproduction US (UK go-slow) an ​occasion when ​employeeswork more ​slowly and with less ​effort than ​usual to ​try to ​persuade an ​employer to ​agree to ​higherpay or ​betterworkingconditions
(Definition of slowdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slowdown" in American English

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slowdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsloʊˌdɑʊn/
a reduction in ​speed or ​activity: Consumer ​buying has ​picked up again after a ​summer slowdown.
(Definition of slowdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"slowdown" in Business English

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slowdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsləʊdaʊn/ ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
a ​period when there is less ​businessactivity than usual in a ​company, the ​economy, etc.: slowdown in sth Labor Department ​statisticsreleased last Friday showed an unexpected slowdown in ​hiring. The economic slowdown has affected both ​public and privates ​sectors. dramatic/​marked/​sharp slowdown
US (UK go-slow) HR, WORKPLACE a ​period when an organization’s ​employeeswork more slowly and less ​effectively to show they are not satisfied with their ​pay, ​conditions, etc.: The ​managementrefused to ​respond to threats of a slowdown.
(Definition of slowdown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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