slowdown

noun
slow·​down | \ ˈslō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce slowdown (audio) \

Definition of slowdown

: a slowing down a business slowdown

Examples of slowdown in a Sentence

The business had a slowdown after the holidays. disease experts are encouraged by the recent slowdown in the spread of the virus
Recent Examples on the Web Some of that slowdown is by design, as the Federal Reserve takes steps to cool the economy by aggressively raising interest rates. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 The dissonance between the emotional feeling of a slowdown and the reality of the data suggests that market participants are more affected by the relative change, and not necessarily the change itself. John Walkup, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Dion Rabouin explains what is driving demand, evidence of a slowdown on the horizon, and what that could mean for the economy. Will Parker And Nicole Friedman, WSJ, 28 June 2022 Samsung seems to be feeling the effects of this slowdown as much as any phone maker, as a new report claims the company has millions of unsold phones in stock. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 22 June 2022 And now, there are worrying signs of a slowdown in U.S. consumer spending, after retail sales unexpectedly fell last month. Will Daniel, Fortune, 19 June 2022 These early signs of slowdown across a broad range of products and industries, including travel and restaurants, challenge the notion that Americans have simply shifted their spending from goods to services. Abha Bhattarai, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 These early signs of slowdown across a broad range of products and industries, including travel and restaurants, challenge the notion that Americans have simply shifted their spending from goods to services. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 18 June 2022 Building and garden supply store sales, as well as general merchandise store sales, are showing signs of a slowdown. Anne D'innocenzio, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slowdown

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slowdown was in 1882

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2 Jul 2022

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“Slowdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slowdown. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for slowdown

slowdown

noun
slow·​down | \ ˈslō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce slowdown (audio) \

Legal Definition of slowdown

: a slowing down of business operations by employees

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