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downturn

[doun-turn] /ˈdaʊnˌtɜrn/
noun
1.
an act or instance of turning down or the state of being turned down:
the downturn of a lower lip in a permanent pout.
2.
a turn or trend downward; decrease or decline:
The new year brought a downturn in the cost of living.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; noun use of verb phrase turn down
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British Dictionary definitions for downturns

downturn

/ˈdaʊnˌtɜːn/
noun
1.
a drop or reduction in the success of a business or economy
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Word Origin and History for downturns

downturn

n.

1926 in the economic sense, from down (adv.) + turn (n.).

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