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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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and SM Prime Holdings continue to slump after leading the charge in the market for the last three months.
Continued inability to sell could lead to what is called a decrease in production performance occurring over time, aka a "sales slump."
Keywords: Landslide hazard zonation; Slump; Gharbina village; Slope failure; Damages.
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%).
Canadian landform examples--17 retrogressive thaw slumps. The Canadian Geographer 34(3):273-276.
No wonder some producers report a slump in their life insurance sales results.
Since ancient times bosses have suffered because of this slump and just thought their workers were faking.
Hitting Drought Listed below are some lengthy major league batting slumps (Pitchers excluded)--By BOB KUENSTER Player, Team Year Slump Dates Bill Bergen, Dodgers 1909 0-for-46 June 29-July 17 Dave Campbell, SKtUHou 1973 0-for-45 May 16-Sept.
According to Pelletier's computer model, shorter banks melt more and have bigger slumps. Therefore when the lake experiences thaw slumping, Pelletier's model says the lake grows more in the downhill direction than it does uphill, generating the lakes' characteristic elongated-egg shape.
An FSA spokesman denied reports that it was ready to suspend the tests and that it was drawing up emergency measures to cope with the ongoing slump in equity markets The FSA said last week that while it was still closely monitoring Britain's life assurers, it believed that the sector remained solvent.
"It's the same as other slumps I have had - a slump is a slump," said Faldo after shooting 73 for 219.