Definition of downtick in English:


Line breaks: down|tick
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊntɪk


chiefly North American
A small decrease or slight downward trend: a downtick in the unemployment rate is welcome news
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  • The metabolic downtick from these changes in body composition is fairly small, about 1 to 2 percent a decade.
  • In addition, Gallup does an employment tracking poll and Gallup forecasts a slight downtick in the unemployment figure in May.
  • The current downtick in his ratings puts him below the pattern of successful presidents.

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