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hard landing

n.
1. The landing by impact of a spacecraft unequipped with or not using devices such as retrorockets to slow it down.
2. Economics An uncontrolled, usually sudden transition from rapid growth into economic contraction or stagnation.
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hard landing

n
1. (Astronautics) a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact
2. a sharp fall into recession following a sustained period of economic growth
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