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The Definition of - downturn (noun)

    noun
    1.
    an act or instance of turning down or the state of being turned down:
    the downturn of a lower lip in a permanent pout.
    2.
    a turn or trend downward; decrease or decline:
    The new year brought a downturn in the cost of living.

Word Example of - downturn

    Word Example of - downturn

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Word Origin & History of - downturn

    Word Origin & History

    downturn 1926 in the economic sense, from down (adv.) + turn (n.).