AskDefine | Define downwards

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downwards adv : spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward" [syn: down, downward, downwardly] [ant: up, up, up, up]

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  1. Towards a lower place; towards what is below.
    Gravity pulls everything downwards.
  2. To a lower figure or amount.
  3. Towards something which is lower in order, smaller, inferior etc.
    After the oil price rises, the economy headed downwards




towards a lower place
to a lower figure or amount
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