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slump

1. a decline in commercial activity, prices, etc.
2. Economics another word for depression
3. a slipping of earth or rock; landslide

slump

[sləmp]
(geology)
A type of landslide characterized by the downward slipping of a mass of rock or unconsolidated debris, moving as a unit or several subsidiary units, characteristically with backward rotation on a horizontal axis parallel to the slope; common on natural cliffs and banks and on the sides of artificial cuts and fills.

slump

A measure of consistency of freshly mixed concrete, mortar, or stucco; equal to the decrease in height, measured to the nearest ¼ in. (6 mm) of the molded mass immediately after its removal from a slump cone.
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When this happens you're liable to enter into a slump.
Choosing to work with non-buying prospects will give length to your sales slump.
Don't make these calls about you, your slump or a pity order.
Slump scarps facing downslope direction are the vertical exposures of the transverse cracks (Fig.
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The worst hit workers in the UK are Hammersmith & Fulham who have seen their earnings slump by nearly half.
Some athletes reported rarely or never experiencing an unexplained slump (23%), but most athletes reported that unexplained slumps were an occasional problem throughout their sporting career (54%).
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However, the British climate prompts a slump in demand for convertibles as autumn approaches, leading to a significant reduction in used values during the winter months.
If the American housing market slumps, personal savings will rise and consumption will slow, depressing the demand for imports.
A slump, which derives from the Norwegian "slumpa," can lead to anguish, which often evolves into the Piniellian "kick the water cooler into submission.