slowdown

noun slow·down \ ˈslō-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of slowdown

: a slowing down
  • a business slowdown

Examples of slowdown in a Sentence

  1. The business had a slowdown after the holidays.

  2. disease experts are encouraged by the recent slowdown in the spread of the virus

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First Known Use of slowdown

1897

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slowdown

Definition of slowdown for English Language Learners

  • : a decrease in the speed at which something is moving or happening


Law Dictionary

slowdown

noun slow·down \ ˈslō-ˌdau̇n \

legal Definition of slowdown

: a slowing down of business operations by employees


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