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Definition of downward adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    downward

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdaʊnwərd//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1.  moving or pointing toward a lower level the downward slope of a hill the downward trend in inflation She was trapped in a downward spiral of personal unhappiness. The business was on a downward path, finally closing in 2008. Subsidence is the downward movement of a site on which a building stands. opposite upward
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    adverb