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1. A steep or abrupt downward slope.
2. A noticeable decrease: a drop-off in attendance.
3. A designated place where people or things can be left: "distributed 12,000 newspapers to eighty different drop-offs" (Edward Klein).
1. a vertical or very steep descent.
2. a decline; decrease: a drop-off in sales.
3. a place where a person or thing can be left, received, etc.adj.
4. of, for, or pertaining to a delivery or return of someone or something to a specified place.
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|Noun||1.||drop-off - a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"|
|2.||drop-off - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"|
crag - a steep rugged rock or cliff
precipice - a very steep cliff
|3.||drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"|
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
shrinkage, shrinking - process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"
casualty - a decrease of military personnel or equipment
sinking - a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
attrition - a wearing down to weaken or destroy; "a war of attrition"
dwindling, dwindling away - a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"
waning - a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"