free fall

noun

Definition of free fall

1 :the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also :such motion
2 a :the part of a parachute jump before the parachute opens
b :a rapid and continuing drop or decline
  • a free fall in stock prices

free-fall

play \ˈfrē-ˌfȯl\ intransitive verb

Examples of free fall in a Sentence

  1. Sales were in free fall.

First Known Use of free fall

1851


FREE FALL Defined for English Language Learners

free fall

noun

Definition of free fall for English Language Learners

  • : the state or condition of falling through the air toward the ground

  • : the condition of quickly becoming lower, less, or fewer

  • : a fast or continuing drop


Medical Dictionary

free fall

noun \ -ˌfȯl \

medical Definition of free fall

:the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also :such motion

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