Meaning of SLOWDOWN in English


n. Function: noun

1 a slowing or gradual decrease in activity FF1C; a slowdown in car sales this quarter FF1E;

Synonyms: slack, slackening, slow-up

Related Words: 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 FF1C; air traffic snarled by a controllers' slowdown FF1E;

Synonyms: ||ca' canny

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

Antonyms: speedup

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