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English noun: drop-off

1. drop-off (process) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

SamplesThe team went into a slump.
A gradual slack in output.
A drop-off in attendance.
A falloff in quality.

Synonymsfalling off, falloff, slack, slump

Broader (hypernym)declension, decline in quality, deterioration, worsening

2. drop-off (object) a steep high face of rock

SamplesHe stood on a high cliff overlooking the town.
A steep drop.

Synonymscliff, drop

Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation

Narrower (hyponym)crag, precipice

3. drop-off (event) a change downward

SamplesThere was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided.
There was a sharp drop-off in sales.

Synonymsdecrease, lessening

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)attrition, casualty, dwindling, dwindling away, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning


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