drop-off


drop-off
noun
1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
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the team went into a slump

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a gradual slack in output

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a drop-off in attendance

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a falloff in quality

Syn: ↑slump, ↑slack, ↑falloff, ↑falling off
Derivationally related forms: ↑fall off (for: ↑falloff), ↑drop off, ↑slack (for: ↑slack), ↑slump (for: ↑slump)
2. a change downward
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there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided

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there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Syn: ↑decrease, ↑lessening
Ant: ↑increase (for: ↑decrease)
Derivationally related forms: ↑drop off, ↑decrease (for: ↑decrease)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alteration, ↑modification
Hyponyms:
3. a steep high face of rock
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he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town

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a steep drop

Syn: ↑cliff, ↑drop
Hypernyms: ↑geological formation, ↑formation
Hyponyms: ↑crag, ↑precipice

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drop-off «DROP F, -OF», noun.
1. a decline or lessening; curtailment: »

a drop-off in production.

2. a part that drops steeply; steep slope: »

Mud…builds up for years on the edge of the ocean's drop-off (Science News Letter).

3. Informal. delivery: »

The FBI had not bothered to notify the police of the ransom drop-off (New York Times).

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1.
n.
1) a decline or decrease

a sudden drop-off in tourism

2) a sheer downward slope; a cliff

dizzy drop-offs on either side

2.
adj. [attrib.] relating to or allowing the delivery or depositing of something

the mailbags are left at drop-off points

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/ˈdrɑːpˌɑːf/ noun, pl -offs [count]
1 : a very steep downward slope

The drop-off along the trail is very steep.

2 : a very large decrease in level or amount

There has been a drop-off in attendance this year.

— see also drop off at drop, 2
3 : the act of taking someone or something to a place and then leaving : the act of dropping someone or something off

This area is for student drop-offs.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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