The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace: a production slowdown. (noun)
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Use "slowdown" in a sentence
"The maker of industrial goods from controls to tools market cap $37 billion is a bellwether as the word slowdown creeps into parlance in unsettling ways, especially as politicos yammer about the U.S debt cap."
"Well, I wouldn't use the word slowdown as much as I use the word caution."
"Part of the slowdown is a result of investors reducing their target exposure to the asset class."