Definition of downturn noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

downturn

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈdaʊntərn//
 
[usually singular]downturn (in something)
 
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a fall in the amount of business that is done; a time when the economy becomes weaker a downturn in sales/trade/business the economic downturn of the late 1990s opposite upturn
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