downturn

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noun down·turn \-ˌtərn\

Definition of downturn

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

1926

First Known Use of downturn

1926


DOWNTURN Defined for English Language Learners

downturn

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noun down·turn \-ˌtərn\

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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