falloff

noun
fall·​off | \ ˈfȯl-ˌȯf How to pronounce falloff (audio) \

Definition of falloff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

fall off

verb
fell off; fallen off; falling off; falls off

Definition of fall off (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

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Examples of falloff in a Sentence

Noun the falloff in sales was more than the store could weather and so its closing was inevitable Verb the coastline falls off toward the north after you round the bay
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The falloff is evident even when using the administration’s preferred method for calculating growth rates. New York Times, "Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why," 20 Aug. 2019 The increasing levels of red ink stem from a steep falloff in federal revenue after Mr. Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, which lowered individual and corporate tax rates, resulting in far fewer tax dollars flowing to the Treasury Department. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, "Budget Deficit on Path to Surpass $1 Trillion Under Trump," 21 Aug. 2019 The increasing levels of red ink stem from a steep falloff in federal revenue after Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, which lowered individual and corporate tax rates, resulting in fewer tax dollars flowing to the Treasury Department. Emily Cochrane, BostonGlobe.com, "Deficit will reach $1 trillion next year, budget office predicts," 21 Aug. 2019 The falloff follows six consecutive quarters of increases. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kohl's revenue and same-store sales drop in second quarter, but CEO Michelle Gass upbeat," 20 Aug. 2019 Its analysts forecast that international trade will grow 0.2 percent in 2019, a steep falloff from the 3.3 percent recorded in 2018 and 4.8 percent in 2017. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "U.S. trade wars with China, Mexico will stunt global trade growth and cost American jobs, analysts say," 6 June 2019 That is compared with just 16% of base Republicans who said that in 2014, making it the largest falloff for any group. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Poll Shows NFL Fan Interest Remains Lower, Stark Divisions Over Anthem Protests," 31 Aug. 2018 The postsurgical prescribing falloff seen in Michigan does not likely reflect a broader trend, especially where there is less emphasis on such guidelines. Juliet Appleby, Los Angeles Times, "Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses," 16 Aug. 2019 The falloff, which is being felt broadly across the economy, stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a less hospitable climate toward Chinese investment, as well as Beijing’s tightened limits on foreign spending. Alan Rappeport, BostonGlobe.com, "Chinese money in the US dries up as trade war drags on," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of falloff

Noun

1789, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of falloff was in 1613

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