Definition of Downturn

1. Noun. A worsening of business or economic activity. "The market took a downturn"

Exact synonyms: Downswing
Generic synonyms: Worsening
Specialized synonyms: Downspin



Definition of Downturn

1. Noun. A downward trend, or the beginnings of one; a decline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downturn

1. a downward turn [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downturn

downtimes
downto
downtown
downtowner
downtowners
downtowns
downtrend
downtrended
downtrending
downtrends
downtrod
downtrodden
downtroddenness
downtube
downtubes
downturn (current term)
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness

Literary usage of Downturn

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1. Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce by Marye Anne Fox, ( (2003)
"Despite this downturn, a skills gap persists for IT workers in the US Over the last five years, employers of IT workers from both IT and non-IT ..."

2. Contested Skies: Trans-Australian Airlines, 1946-1992 by John Gunn (1999)
"... CHAPTER 14 1975 The harsh winds of worldwide economic downturn Charlie Jones was prepared to be helpful. He attended a special meeting of the Australian ..."

3. Netherlands by OECD Staff (2004)
"The economic downturn and outlook for recovery Economic growth has slumped, sharply reducing the output gap Economic growth has fallen sharply in recent ..."

4. Oecd Glossaries Economics Glossary: Edition 2006-Glossaires de L'Ocde by Oecd (2006)
"... passage à la phase descendante du cycle cumulative downturn in activity processus de récession cumulative cyclical downturn >ut. downturn, downswing, ..."

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