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|
|Samples||A 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.
|Synonyms||dip, drop, fall|
|Broader (hypernym)||decrease, decrement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||correction, voltage drop|