AskDefine | Define downturn

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downturn n : a worsening of business or economic activity; "the market took a downturn" [syn: downswing]

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From down + turn.


  1. A downward trend, or the beginnings of one; a decline.
    The downturn in the economy made it harder to find jobs.


a downward trend, or the beginnings of one
  • Finnish: lasku, heikkeneminen, taantuma, laskusuhdanne

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