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downtrend Line breaks: down|trend
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊntrɛnd/

Definition of downtrend in English:


A downward tendency, especially in economic matters.
Example sentences
  • ‘We've been on an economic downtrend for the past three years that needs to be stopped,’ said the head of the BDA employers association.
  • At least part of it should be used to repay borrowings, as I think the long-term downtrend in interest rates is over.
  • The US economy is still on a strong downtrend with no signs of stabilisation yet on the horizon.

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