noun Date: 1899 1. a downward swing 2. downturn

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  • downswing — down‧swing [ˈdaʊnswɪŋ] noun [countable] ECONOMICS another name for a downturn * * * downswing UK US /ˈdaʊnswɪŋ/ noun [C] ► ECONOMICS a DOWNTURN(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • downswing — [doun′swiŋ΄] n. 1. the downward part of a swing, as of a golf club 2. a downward trend, as in business …   English World dictionary

  • Downswing — A reduction in the overall level of economic or business activity. Downswings may be caused by fluctuations in the business cycle or a variety of macroeconomic events. Downswing may also refer to the downward movement in the value of a security… …   Investment dictionary

  • downswing — [[t]da͟ʊnswɪŋ[/t]] downswings N COUNT: usu sing A downswing is a sudden downward movement in something such as an economy, that had previously been improving. Industry may disappear if the manufacturing economy remains on a downswing.… …   English dictionary

  • downswing — UK [ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms downswing : singular downswing plural downswings 1) a reduction in economic or business activity 2) the movement that golf players make when they bring the club down to hit the ball …   English dictionary

  • downswing — noun The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction. The stock market is still reeling from the giant downswing Tuesday. Ant: upswing …   Wiktionary

  • downswing — /ˈdaʊnswɪŋ/ (say downswing) noun 1. a swing downward. 2. Golf in driving a ball, the downward swing of a golf club. 3. a decline in business activity …   Australian English dictionary

  • downswing — /down swing /, n. 1. a downward swing, as of a golf club in driving a ball. 2. a downward trend or decrease, as of business or a nation s birth rate. [1895 1900; DOWN1 + SWING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • downswing — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dip, dive, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump, tumble. See INCREASE …   English dictionary for students

  • downswing — down|swing [ daun,swıŋ ] noun count 1. ) a reduction in economic or business activity 2. ) the movement that golf players make when they bring the club down to hit the ball …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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