Meaning of TROUGH in English

TROUGH

transcription, транскрипция: [ trɒf, AM trɔ:f ]

( troughs)

1.

A trough is a long narrow container from which farm animals drink or eat.

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2.

A trough is a low area between two big waves on the sea.

The boat rolled heavily in the troughs between the waves.

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3.

A trough is a low point in a process that has regular high and low points, for example a period in business when people do not produce as much as usual.

Looking back afterwards you will see that this was not a terminal trough in your career...

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4.

A trough of low pressure is a long narrow area of low air pressure between two areas of higher pressure. ( TECHNICAL )

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