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Difference between Down-turn and Turn-down

down-turna decline, especially in economic or business activity:

  • The economy has already demonstrated that it can suffer a mild downturn in manufacturing.


1. the turned-down part of smth.:

  • I showed him the turn-down, only the turn-down, of your note.

2. said of the action of rejecting:

  • I look back on that period of sour welcome and curt turn-down with feelings I cannot express.

3. (U.S.) smb. who is rejected, especially as unfit for military service:

  • We’ve gotten a lot of turndowns, yeah; but we’ve gotten guys who’re willing, too.

4. = down-turn:

  • How far Americans could continue running up debts during an economic turndown was not clear.