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slow

1. (of trade, etc.) unproductive; slack
2. Photog requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density
3. Cricket (of a bowler, etc.) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin
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Author Carl Honore heralded this growing movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of their lives in his 2004 book In Praise of Slow.
In the retail and residential sectors, however, officials said the market has demonstrated few signs of slowing.
Clearly, some slowing in the pace of spending was necessary and expected if the economy was to progress along a balanced and sustainable growth path.
This, in turn, should slow overall final demand within the economy, bringing about slowing growth within the capital spending picture.
Like nearly every other industry, both wholesalers and retailers have felt the pinch of a slowing economy.
The historically large multi-family rental increases in-New York are starting to feel the sting of the slowing economy.
Nonetheless, in the absence of some slowing in the expansion, labor compensation probably would continue to accelerate and increasingly outpace productivity, adding to pressures on prices.
Coming into 2006, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) was intent on slowing the economy to avoid any inflationary spiral and was therefore in a rate hiking mode.
In experiments over the past 2 years, physicists have been slowing laser light to a crawl, sometimes even stopping it cold within certain frigid gasses and solids.
FedEx said last week that it has implemented cost controls to combat historically high fuel prices, and the company warned that earnings will be hurt by a slowing economy.
In quantity terms, however, the rates of growth of both exports and imports slowed, in line with the slowing of the U.
While plenty of investment capital continues to chase real estate, overall investment activity appears to be slowing because of rising long-term interest rates and lofty asset values, Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI(R)) said today in its midyear "U.