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adv. or down·wards (-wərdz)
1. In, to, or toward a lower place, level, or position: floating downward.
2. Toward a lower position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale: slid downward into poverty.
3. Toward the feet or lower parts: clothed from the waist downward.
4. Toward a lower amount, degree, or rank: stocks plummeted downward.
5. From a prior source or earlier time: passed downward through the ages.
Directed toward a lower place or position: downward movement.

down′ward·ly adv.
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Adv.1.downwardly - spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
up, upward, upwardly, upwards - spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"
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Near the root of this trunk was an immense quantity of black shaggy hair- more than could have been supplied by the coats of a score of buffaloes; and projecting from this hair downwardly and laterally, sprang two gleaming tusks not unlike those of the wild boar, but of infinitely greater dimensions.
The helicopter was wobbling at a height of about 700 metres and came downwardly," said Ram Gopal, a villager.
The IMF also v downwardly modified its estimated improvements in customer prices in Romania, to 4.
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5 percent quarter-on-quarter in January-March, compared to a downwardly revised 0.
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In addition to supply glut, a record crude inventory build in the US, a strong USD, slowing Chinese oil demand growth and downwardly revised global economic growth have all pressured oil futures, showed the OPEC report.
3%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, downwardly revised from previous estimates of 0.
3 per cent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, downwardly revised from previous estimates of 0.