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slowdown

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslowdownslow‧down /ˈsləʊdaʊn $ ˈsloʊ-/ noun  1 [countable usually singular]SLOW a reduction in activity or speedslowdown in a slowdown in the US economy2 [countable] American EnglishBESTOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKE a period when people deliberately work slowly in order to protest about something
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slowdownThe Energy Department also sees a slowdown in economic growth after 2010, when baby boomers will start retiring.The world's richest countries also showed a slowdown.He also warned that a slowdown in money supply growth this summer could threaten the recovery at just the wrong moment.a slowdown in consumer spendingA slowdown in investment may not hit growth for a while.A breakdown in communications between these departments can cause slowdowns and a failure to meet production schedules.As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory.We have seen shallow, shortlived economic recoveries, sturdy, eight-year booms, temporary slowdowns, and deep depressions.Worldwide premiums fell, mainly due to the slowdown in the property market, as much of the division's business is mortgage-related.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslowdownslow‧down /ˈsləʊdaʊnˈsloʊ-/ noun1[countable usually singular] when something gets slowerslowdown inThere’s been a slowdown in domestic demand for automobiles.A spokesman blamed heavy competition and the international economic slowdown for the job losses.2[countable] American EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES a period of time when people deliberately work slowly in order to protest about something SYN go-slow BrEThe unions already have a work slowdown under way.
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