from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fall of a body within the atmosphere without a drag-producing device such as a parachute.
- n. The ideal falling motion of a body that is subject only to the earth's gravitational field.
- n. Rapid uncontrolled decline: "The markets threatened to go into free fall and we came within an eyelash of ... an uncontrollable panic” ( Felix Rohatyn).
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- n. A variant form of freefall.
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- n. the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
- n. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
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