Meaning of “slowdown” in the English Dictionary

"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 /ˈsləʊdaʊn/ us ECONOMICS, COMMERCE

a period when there is less business activity than usual in a company, the economy, etc.:

slowdown in sth Labor Department statistics released 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 employees work more slowly and less effectively to show they are not satisfied with their pay, conditions, etc.:

The management refused to respond to threats of a slowdown.

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