American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A reduction or decrease: a falloff in car sales.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a noticeable decline in performance.
- v. diminish in size or intensity
- v. come off
- v. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
- n. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
“Among Republicans, the falloff is more dramatic, sliding from 53 to 21 percent.”
“This short-term falloff in revenue has a relatively limited effect on the program's finances as indicated by the limited movement in the projected date of the Trust Fund's depletion (from 2041 to 2037) and the modest increase in the projected size of the 75-year shortfall (from 1.70 percent of payroll to 2.00 percent of payroll).”
“At a time when rivals such as China are attracting record amounts of foreign direct investment the falloff is raising concerns that Mexico is losing its appeal as a place for multinationals to expand.”
“The falloff could be a blow to the government, which had named tourism as a key driver of the country's economic growth.”
“We don't see prices having a huge falloff, which is good when it comes to depreciation, but for consumers, it means they will really have to shop around.”
“Instead, he thinks the falloff is a leveling off that Wall Street may have missed after a long upward trend culminating in an all-time spectacular year in 2005.”
“The most startling evidence of the falloff is the effective disappearance of illegal border crossers from Mexico, with some experts estimating the net number of new Mexicans settling in the United States at zero.”
“But they say the falloff is a matter of life or death for some publications.”
“The speed of the falloff is a testimony to the world's dire economic straits.”
“Facing weak domestic demand for toys and infant products due to a falloff in the Japan's birthrate and a sluggish economy, Tomy, which produces such toys as "Plarail" railway train sets and "Tomica" die-cast cars, is aiming to expand its global reach.”
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