Meaning of SLOWDOWN in English

SLOWDOWN

noun

1.

a slowing or gradual decrease in activity

a slowdown in car sales this quarter

Synonyms: slack, slackening, slow-up

Related Word: decline, downtrend, downturn; drop, drop-off, falloff; inactivity, stagnation; freeze

Contrasted words: increase, rise, upswing, upturn; acceleration, quickening

Antonyms: speedup

2.

a deliberate slowing down by workers in the rate and quantity of production

air traffic snarled by a controllers' slowdown

Synonyms: ||ca' canny

Related Word: action; protest; slow-up; sit-down; strike, walkout; stoppage

Antonyms: speedup

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