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1. The act, process, or result of reducing or depleting: the drawdown of oil supplies; a drawdown of investment capital.
2. A lowering of the water level in a reservoir or other body of water.
3. A reduction of military personnel in a deployment.


1. a depletion or reduction, for example of supplies
2. (Stock Exchange) a continuous decline in an investment or fund, usually expressed as a percentage between its highest and lowest levels
3. (Civil Engineering) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth
4. (Environmental Science) the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth



1. a lowering of water surface level, as in a well.
2. a reduction or depletion.
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Debt has become an important source of deficit financing that reduces the pace of drawdowns from government reserves.
portion of drawdowns, particularly of those involving mass armies.
Military historians and officers from the US explore the military system in mid-17th-century New England; the US Army's experiences with expansions and contractions during the 18th and 19th centuries; the cavalry before, during, and after the Civil War; the army's experiences beginning in the Spanish-American War up to World War II; the interwar years; the Cold War, including the post-Korean War drawdown and the US Army in Vietnam; and the post-Vietnam and post-Cold War drawdowns.
In August 2016, new consumer credit drawdowns (excl.
Compared with the post-Vietnam and post-Cold War drawdowns, the Army's modernization funding authority has taken a larger percentage cut this time around, The decline in RDT&E money is also steeper.
One can see how even after suffering the drawdowns of 2007 and 2008, memories fade.
In the 1960s and '70s, drawdowns resulted in annual returns of 1,000 to 4,500 spring Chinook, versus 90 to 500 at higher water levels.
A range is listed to reflect different drawdowns for profiles versus tubes and to account for different cooling media.
In this paper, where we have melt-spun filaments found under uniaxial stress, we have found glassy/mesomorphic products only at low drawdowns/stresses, and all trans-conformation [alpha]-crystalline fibers at higher drawdowns.
Fund balance drawdowns in each of the last two fiscal years are attributable to non-recurring expenditures.
Abstract: This article provides five insights extracted from discussions concerning the Army's long history of drawdowns.