falloff

noun fall·off \ ˈfȯl-ˌȯf \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

1880


fall off

verb

Definition of fall off

intransitive verb
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

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