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DROP-OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drop-off mean? 

DROP-OFF (noun)
  The noun DROP-OFF has 3 senses:

1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
2. a steep high face of rock
3. a change downward

  Familiarity information: DROP-OFF used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DROP-OFF (noun)


Sense 1drop-off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

drop-off; falling off; falloff; slump; slack

Context examples:

the team went into a slump / a gradual slack in output / a drop-off in attendance / a falloff in quality

Hypernyms ("drop-off" is a kind of...):

declension; decline in quality; deterioration; worsening (process of changing to an inferior state)


Sense 2drop-off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A steep high face of rock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

cliff; drop-off; drop

Context examples:

he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town / a steep drop

Hypernyms ("drop-off" is a kind of...):

formation; geological formation ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drop-off"):

crag (a steep rugged rock or cliff)

precipice (a very steep cliff)


Sense 3drop-off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A change downward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

decrease; lessening; drop-off

Context examples:

there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided / there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Hypernyms ("drop-off" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drop-off"):

shrinkage; shrinking (process or result of becoming less or smaller)

casualty (a decrease of military personnel or equipment)

sinking (a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength))

attrition (a wearing down to weaken or destroy)

dwindling; dwindling away (a becoming gradually less)

waning (a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent)


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