Definition of downtick in English:

downtick

noun

North American
  • A small decrease or slight downward trend.

    ‘a downtick in the unemployment rate is welcome news’
    • ‘The metabolic downtick from these changes in body composition is fairly small, about 1 to 2 percent a decade.’
    • ‘These downticks are similar to what we've seen throughout the year.’
    • ‘The strength in the single currency might be attributed to the stronger Spanish and Italian short-term sovereign auctions, which showed significant downticks in yield.’
    • ‘The little downtick we see today will be matched by an uptick tomorrow.’
    • ‘And the markets believe that everything's wonderful and great and we're never going to have a downtick.’
    • ‘The downtick in the unemployment rate, to 9.1 percent from 9.2 percent, is also dismaying on closer inspection.’
    • ‘It will be shocking if we see a single downtick all day.’
    • ‘I really don't see a significant drop in PC sales here, just an economic downtick.’
    • ‘There wasn't any earth-shattering macroeconomic information that can be blamed for the downtick in markets.’
    • ‘This just shows that the US mortgage market is reacting to every little downtick in 10-year interest rates.’
    • ‘The current downtick in his ratings puts him below the pattern of successful presidents.’
    • ‘In addition, Gallup does an employment tracking poll and Gallup forecasts a slight downtick in the unemployment figure in May.’
    • ‘Today's farmer understands all too well how completely his profit is tied to the upticks and downticks of the commodity markets.’
    reduction, drop, lessening, lowering, decline, falling off
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Pronunciation

downtick

/ˈdaʊntɪk/