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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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But failing that, when the slump comes along, the next best lesson is to get back to the fundamentals.
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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."
Chances are what got you in a slump was poor work habits and what'll get you out of it is good work habits.
Real estate, in both residential and commercial markets, has been in a slump, says Timmins' real estate board president John Lawrence.
Publisher Simon & Schuster is to cut 75 jobs from its staff of 1,600 because of the slump in book sales.
The decline reflects the sluggish sales of new vehicles because of the prolonged economic slump, an association official said.
But a few EAF mills have closed down as a result of the prolonged steel slump, and Birmingham Steel Corp., Birmingham, Ala., an operator of several EAF facilities, is negotiating to find a suitor to keep its mills open.
When the player goes into a batting slump, Gil becomes, well, fanatic about him, will do and does anything if it will help get him back in the groove.
With that, Francis says his holdings brought in a terrific 35% return, despite last year's market slump. Over the last five years his portfolio has generated 25% returns.