Definition of slowdown in English:

slowdown

noun

  • 1An act of slowing down.

    ‘a traffic slowdown in the passing lane’
    • ‘But the basics of traffic flow have been mapped out and the intricacies that contribute to slowdowns are being worked out.’
    • ‘I don't know how many times I've avoided harsh braking or slowdowns in the left lane because I've been cruising by in the right.’
    • ‘Fogged-up windscreens should result in a major slowdown by a driver.’
    • ‘All of us are concerned about the slowdown in development of infrastructure.’
    • ‘China's internet users are suffering sharp slowdowns in access because of heightened efforts to police online content, industry experts say.’
    • ‘Now even the strong global economy which 10 years ago promised to save the planet is stuttering to a slowdown.’
    • ‘Probably this time, a great slowdown on anything that smells of neoliberalism.’
    • ‘The latest virus has swept the world, and is now responsible for numerous e-mail slowdowns and other weirdness.’
    • ‘Over the last ten years, the number of Internet hosts has grown at an accelerated rate; slowdowns and traffic jams are plaguing the information superhighway.’
    • ‘Sungkar added that the slowdown in tourism in Batam had made a negative impact on the island's economy.’
    • ‘Over the weekend about 200 trucks were involved in traffic slowdowns across the city, while picket lines have been set up at numerous transport centers as well as at the 40 companies involved in the dispute.’
    • ‘That traffic slowdowns travel in waves is nothing new.’
    • ‘Experts are most concerned about the slowdown in bookings by tourists from overseas and around Britain.’
    • ‘Absolutely no changes have been made to them, right down to preserving the bugs and slowdowns.’
    • ‘The problem, however, is that much sharper traffic slowdowns can come as if out of the blue.’
    • ‘If animal experimentation were stopped, the slowdown in medical research would be real and the cost would be high.’
    • ‘As a consequence, expect a slowdown in posting for a while, unless Seldo picks up the slack.’
    • ‘The most common cause of computer slowdowns is a lack of free space on the hard drive.’
    • ‘It can ill afford to suffer any more travel related slowdowns.’
    • ‘It does mean that as the volume of data over the internet soars, filters cause a general slowdown.’
    1. 1.1 A decline in economic activity.
      ‘the drop in earnings was due to an extreme economic slowdown’
      mass noun ‘companies reacted to early signs of slowdown with cuts in production’
      • ‘In the past during global slowdowns, Britain has come off worst, he said.’
      • ‘Mr Power said the significant slowdown in the rate of increase in prices is good news for the Irish economy.’
      • ‘Wellington has experienced a 5% drop in median prices, with certain sectors in the Wellington market experiencing slowdowns in sales as well as price drops.’
      • ‘So what is it that is largely responsible for the slowdown in the UK?’
      • ‘However, the group is anticipating an expected slowdown in continental Europe.’
      • ‘As long as disposable income grows and house prices don't fall in absolute terms, this should be an orderly slowdown.’
      • ‘We are seeing some project delays and slowdowns, primarily in smaller companies.’
      • ‘Confirmation that the German slowdown is impacting on the labour market quickly followed.’
      • ‘The slowest ships have been the record companies, who have suffered significant slowdowns in sales over the last few years.’
      • ‘There had been growth of five percent of GDP for four years, in spite of the worldwide slowdown.’
      • ‘By contrast, when a country handles its slowdowns with shorter workweeks, as soon as demand picks up, employees begin returning to full work schedules.’
      • ‘Estimates differ of the magnitude of the slowdown in the second half of 2004 and in the year as whole.’
      • ‘The slowdown thus far is modest, managing only to stem the rate of increase.’
      • ‘You know, all previous slowdowns, we were in true deficits, counting all the dollars the government takes in.’
      • ‘The tight fiscal situation will severely restrict how much action the government can take to counteract a slowdown.’
      • ‘The overall billings of most agencies have increased rather than decreased after the slowdown.’
      • ‘Wong expects to see a slowdown in the second quarter, as the market enters into a consolidation period.’
      • ‘If as expected interest rates stay stable over the next couple of years there will be an inevitable slowdown in the housing market.’
      • ‘He also issued a vague threat regarding trade slowdowns.’
      • ‘This suggests that the consumer and housing slowdowns reflected more than just the vagaries of the summer weather.’
      • ‘There has been a world slowdown in demand, excess production capacity and falling sales prices.’
      • ‘At the same time, in anticipation of a slowdown, businesses retrench and through their actions they produce one.’
      • ‘That's not to say that Chinese companies have not taken a battering because of the global slowdown.’
      • ‘This time last year fears abounded of a slowdown in global growth.’
      • ‘Although the owner-occupier markets in the cities are still strong, there have been dramatic slowdowns in the buy-to-let sector.’
      • ‘Hotels are preparing not only for business slowdowns but for travelers who want to stay as healthy as possible.’
      • ‘In such years, slowdowns in some countries were offset by growth in others.’
      • ‘The Executive blamed the US slowdown and the shake-out in global electronics.’
      • ‘John Fogarty doesn't see a slowdown in the demand for housing on the horizon.’
      recession, slump, decline, downturn, standstill
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Pronunciation

slowdown

/ˈsləʊdəʊn/