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A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.
(Economics) a drop or reduction in the success of a business or economy
1. an act or instance of turning down, or the state of being turned down: the downturn of a lower lip.
2. a downward trend; decline.
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|Noun||1.||downturn - a worsening of business or economic activity; "the market took a downturn"|
worsening - changing something with the result that it becomes worse
downspin - a swift and dangerous downturn