downward downward  /ˈdaʊn wərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
  2. (adj) on or toward a surface regarded as a base
  3. (adv) spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The downward spiral increased the debt burden, because the government's tax revenues were shrinking.
  2. Soil continued to give way underneath, while stress increased on the stones on the downward side at the base of the second level.
  3. In the first, all the flat spots and downward legs coincide with bad years for financial markets.

News

  1. Apple Slumps below $400 after Analyst Comments

    Apple shares continue downward spiral, tumbling 3% on Jefferies note indicating plans to cut production for the iPhone in Q3. Apple shares continue downward spiral, tumbling 3% on Jefferies note indicating plans to cut production for the iPhone in Q3. read more
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Industry Week

  2. Gas prices continue downward trend

    There's good news for drivers as the price of gas continues its downward trend.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

  3. Stocks May See Further Downside In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

    After showing a significant downward move last week, stocks could see some further downside in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a sharply lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 112 points.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: RTT News

Quotes

  1. The challenges that the US economy has faced over the past year or so "have generated some downward pressures on the foreign exchange value of the dollar, which have contributed to the unwelcome rise in import prices and consumer price...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. "We are in a development where the downward spiral is picking up speed," said Germany's Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck, who wanted to see an orchestrated response among the G7.
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Peer Steinbrueck Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The third quarter was especially challenging for the auto industry," Mr Wagoner said. "Consumer spending, which represents close to 70 per cent of the US economy, fell dramatically, and the abrupt closure of credit markets created a downward...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Rick Wagoner Source: Independent

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