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English noun: free fall

1. free fall (event) the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field

Broader (hypernym)drop, fall

2. free fall (attribute) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

SamplesA drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index.
There was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery.
A dip in prices.
When that became known the price of their stock went into free fall.

Synonymsdip, drop, fall

Broader (hypernym)decrease, decrement

Narrower (hyponym)correction, voltage drop

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