Definitions

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  • adj. Tending downward
  • n. A descent

Etymologies

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down +‎ going

Examples

  • After several failed attempts to cure the problem, the Admiral sent all staff members a memo that said, among other things that the next time heard or read the word 'upcoming', he would be 'incoming' to the guilty person's cubicle to advise the writer/speaker that he would be 'downgoing' the elevator and 'outgoing' the front door.

    Annoying and pretentious terms.

  • This agrees with the current leader for the cause of plate tectonics: the weight of the subducting downgoing plate.

    Potentially Habitable Planet Found - The Panda's Thumb

  • I have asked something like that about downgoing LW radiation, as reaction on the paper by Philipona, to know what was really responsible for the “dimming” water vapor, aerosols, GHGs,…

    Water Vapor and Cloud Feedbacks « Climate Audit

  • About 80% of the events is in the upgoing and downgoing flanks first and third quarter of the cycle, only 20% near maximum or minimum.

    KTH, Stockholm Conference « Climate Audit

  • Once There she will barter for This nothing the universe holds; not though one would make over the heavens entire to her; than This there is nothing higher, nothing of more good; above This there is no passing; all the rest, however lofty, lies on the downgoing path: she is of perfect judgement and knows that This was her quest, that nothing higher is.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Some oft curse the sun bitterly in his rising and downgoing, and they behold the sun and curse him always: for his heat grieveth them full sore.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • The upgoing men were bound for his camps, and were inquiring as to his whereabouts; the downgoing men stated that he was roaring from one log-landing to another, driving men and horses to make

    The Rainy Day Railroad War

  • In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of downgoing men.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • In this process of downgoing the country on which the layer rests may have greatly changed its form, but the deposit, under favourable conditions, may continue to retain some trace of the materials which it derived from beds which have long since disappeared, their position having been far up in the spaces now occupied by the air.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

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    Wii-volution

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