Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
downward /'daunwəd/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- xuống, đi xuống, trở xuống
- downward tendency: chiều hướng đi xuống, trở xuống
- downward tendency: chiều hướng đi xuống (giảm sút)
- xuôi dòng thời gian, trở về sau
+on or toward a surface regarded as a base
+extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
+spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
Advanced English Dictionary
declining, sliding, slipping, spiralling, descending, going or heading or moving down:
This downward trend in the market will soon be reversed.
[usually before noun] moving or pointing towards a lower level: the downward slope of a hill + A rise in interest rates would reverse the downward trend in inflation. + She was trapped in a downward spiral of personal unhappiness. + The business was on a downward path, finally closing in 1998. + Subsidence is the downward movement of a site on which a building stands.
Antonym: UPWARD(also downward especially in AmE) + adverb
towards the ground or towards a lower level: She was lying face downwards on the grass. + The garden sloped gently downwards to the river. + It was a policy welcomed by world leaders from the US president downwards. + Nine per cent of commuters used public transport in 1995 and the trend is downwards. + Official projections of the spread of Aids have mercifully been revised downwards (= it has been predicted that the disease will not spread as fast as earlier predictions suggested).
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