downturn

noun down·turn \ -ˌtərn \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of downturn

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

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First Known Use of downturn

1926


DOWNTURN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of downturn for English Language Learners

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



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