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 (fôl′ôf′, -ŏf′)
A reduction or decrease: a falloff in car sales.
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(ˈfɔlˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

a decline in quantity, vigor, etc.
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Noun1.falloff - 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"
decline in quality, worsening, declension, deterioration - process of changing to an inferior state
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All four major awards shows posted audience declines in the demo in 2015, and the Golden Globes and Grammys continued their falloffs in 2016.
The unexpected falloffs in 2012:Q3, 2013:Q2, the second half of 2014, and 2015: Q1 were of sizable magnitude, but they were not very big in a historical sense, because those readings were within the model's forecasted 70 percent confidence bands.
Depending upon the extent of the enrollment decline this fall (numbers should firm up at most schools by mid-September), the falloffs could force some cash-strapped schools to make more cuts in their budgets.
Taxes collected by the 50 states during the second quarter of 2008 rose about 3.6 percent overall as April income tax payments on 2007 earnings overshadowed falloffs in sales, fuel, and corporate income taxes, the institute reported.
Though they have often engendered community disintegration, falloffs in agrarian productivity, and environmental degradation comparable to that which occurred in the Soviet Union or Tanzania, in most cases the scale of these setbacks was much reduced and the failed experiments vastly less lethal than the Soviet or Chinese Communist ventures proved to be.
Falloffs in gross margins resulted from ongoing changes to Cardinal's customer base.
The biggest falloffs will be felt by producers of iron pipe and copper-base plumbing related castings because of the depressed housing market (Fig.
By comparison, the pic- dropped 69% over the three-day domestic frame--in line with the previous second-weekend falloffs for past "Twilight" films.
With the broadcast nets enjoying a solid November, a number of cable services, particularly news services and country-music channels, suffered falloffs vs.
The Peacock's Monday sitcom slippage may be contributing to bigger falloffs for NBC's Tuesday and Thursday skeds, meaning the network's first step toward mitigating its big losses this fall may be to get its Monday house in order and build an early-week promo platform that can boost those subsequent nights.
Thus, in comparing each series' summer rating in adults 1849 to its regular-season firstrun 18-49 average, the biggest falloffs are being turned in by "The X-Files," (with a 4.2 rating since the May sweeps vs.
Those are still relatively average falloffs in an era of ongoing network erosion, but they suggest nevertheless that NBC will have to add up its Thursday books with a very sharp pencil next season.