slowdown

noun

slow·​down ˈslō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce slowdown (audio)
: 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 What’s more, experts say the slowdown in inflation isn’t what most people notice. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 There are also reasons to believe a slowdown is far off. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 The moves come as anime has become an increasingly important genre in domestic theaters, which are looking for alternative programming amid a slowdown in studio films due to last year’s labor strikes. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2024 That’s contributing to concern that commodities will reverse the recent slowdown in consumer price gains. Lucia Kassai, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2024 The luxury slowdown has hurt Kering in the past few months. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 5 Apr. 2024 While others said a cooling-off of wage increases detailed in the report would nudge the Fed toward a rate cut, because the pay slowdown eases the risk of price hikes made in an effort to offset rising labor costs. Max Zahn, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2024 The slowdown in sales is also hurting the leading maker of electric models in the United States, Tesla. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Ford’s electric vehicles aren’t doing too bad despite a lot of gloom in the industry over a slowdown in EV sales growth. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slowdown was in 1882

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“Slowdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slowdown. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

slowdown

noun
slow·​down ˈslō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce slowdown (audio)
: a slowing down

Legal Definition

slowdown

noun
slow·​down ˈslō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce slowdown (audio)
: a slowing down of business operations by employees

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