downturn


down·turn

noun \-ˌtərn\

: a situation in which something (such as business or economic activity) decreases or becomes worse

Full Definition of DOWNTURN

:  a downward turn especially toward a decline in business and economic activity

First Known Use of DOWNTURN

1926

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