Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A swing downward, as of a golf club.
  • n. A decline, as of a business.

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  • n. The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a worsening of business or economic activity
  • n. a swing downward of a golf club

Etymologies

down- +‎ swing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While there may be a short-term downswing, the overall projection is still positive.

    MVN

  • Flag pattern formed after downswing, it can suggest another short term downswing, however this pair is looking positive and resistance line can be tested today.

    FXstreet.com

  • And if a deep downswing occurs when you are less than 10 or even 15 years from retirement, the consequences can be severe if you have a lot of stocks.

    Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com

  • Conservatism is headed for the kind of downswing that liberalism was on from the mid seventies until 2006.

    McCain: Obama Is An Extremist, "I Don't Know" If He's A Socialist

  • It was not coincidental that now that D.D.'s career was on the downswing, she was distancing.

    On Deadline

  • Pawan Ruia , owner of Dunlop India and Falcon Tyres, has acquired two European component companies, makers of automobile rubber sealing, in a follow-up to his strategy of picking up troubled assets in the continent hurt by the downswing in the auto industry since the beginning of the economic slowdown in 2008.

    Morning News Roundup

  • Andrew Haldane, the BOE financial stability director, recently argued the downswing justified activating new macroprudential tools, allowing central banks to relax regulatory rules to offset the effects of the economic cycle.

    Policy Makers Must Dig Deep Into Their Tool Boxes

  • You need an instructor to show you about alignment and balance, how to grip the club—that's the most important thing—and how to initiate the downswing.

    Top Pros Who've Never Had a Lesson

  • The shipping-container industry has been struggling with low shipping rates as a result of the economy's downswing, but rates are poised to recover this year.

    Pritzkers Nearing End of Empire

  • He's 43, so he's clearly on the downswing of his career, and you may recall he was originally slated to be fed to Brock Lesnar before a training injury took him out.

    Archive 2009-01-11

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