down‧wards also downward
1 towards a lower level or position [≠ upwards]:
Nina glanced downwards.
Hold out your hands with your palms facing downwards.
The body was lying face downwards (=with the front of the body on the floor).
2 used when a number or amount becomes smaller [≠ upwards]:
The death toll was later revised downwards to 689.

from the chairman/president/top etc downwards

used to mean that people of all levels in an organization, country etc are affected by something:
Everyone from the chairman downwards is taking a pay cut.

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