downward movement meaning, downward movement definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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downward

  

      adj  
1    descending from a higher to a lower level, condition, position, etc.  
2    descending from a beginning  
      adv  
3       a variant of       downwards  
  downwardly      adv  
  downwardness      n  


downward mobility  
      n     (Sociol)   the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a lower status  
   Compare       upward mobility  
  
See also  
    horizontal mobility       vertical mobility  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
adj.
having a single dominating theme; esp : having a theme continuing through more than one movement of a musical composition
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements

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