What does downward mean?

Definitions for downward
ˈdaʊn wərddown·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. down(a), downward(a)(adj)

    extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

    "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"

  2. downward(ip)(adverb)

    on or toward a surface regarded as a base

    "he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity"

  3. down, downwards, downward, downwardly(adverb)

    spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

    "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"

Wiktionary

  1. downward(Adverb)

    toward a lower level, either in space or in a hierarchy or an amount

    His position in society moved ever downward.

  2. downward(Adjective)

    moving or sloping down

    He spoke with a downward glance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downward(adverb)

    alt. of Downwards

  2. Downward(adj)

    moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous

  3. Downward(adj)

    descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent

  4. Downward(adj)

    tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say downward in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of downward in a Sentence

  1. Kristina Hooper:

    We do have the Fed as a powerful force, but a lot depends on external factors. We're already seeing downward revisions to the third quarter, and I don't think that's surprising.

  2. Michael Green:

    We are still seeing retail prices on the downward drop, but they are not dropping as fast as the rest of the country.

  3. Louis Kuijs:

    Continued downward pressures from real estate and exports caused gross domestic product (GDP) growth to drop to 6.9 percent, we think overall growth will soften more into 2016.

  4. Melissa Braverman:

    I wouldn't be here today if they hadn't stepped in when I was in my downward spiral.

  5. Masahiro Nakanomyo:

    The market environment is worsening, but Screen's internal factors are responsible for the sharp downward revision.

Images & Illustrations of downward

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