falloff

noun fall·off \ ˈfȯl-ˌȯf \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of falloff

: a decline especially in quantity or quality
  • a falloff in exports
  • a falloff of light intensity

Examples of falloff in a Sentence

  1. the falloff in sales was more than the store could weather and so its closing was inevitable

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First Known Use of falloff

1789

in the meaning defined above

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fall off

verb

Definition of fall off

1 : trend 2b
2 of a ship : to deviate to leeward of the point to which the bow was directed

Examples of fall off in a Sentence

  1. the coastline falls off toward the north after you round the bay

First Known Use of fall off

1613

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fall off Synonyms

Antonyms

straighten;



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