in terminal decline

Definition of in terminal decline


  1. :  getting worse without any chance to improve The business is in terminal decline.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of or relating to an end, extremity, boundary, or terminus

    :  growing at the end of a branch or stem

    :  of, relating to, or occurring in a term or each term

  1. :  a part that forms the end :  extremity, termination

    :  a terminating usually ornamental detail :  finial

    :  a device attached to the end of a wire or cable or to an electrical apparatus for convenience in making connections

  1. :  to turn from a straight course :  stray

    :  to slope downward :  descend

    :  to bend down :  droop

  1. :  the process of declining

    :  a gradual physical or mental sinking and wasting away

    :  a change to a lower state or level

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