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falloff \falloff\ n. a noticeable decline in performance; as, a falloff in automobile sales.

Syn: slump, drop-off, falling off.


alt. A reduction or decline. n. A reduction or decline.


n. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn: slump, slack, drop-off, falling off]

Usage examples of "falloff".

Imagine that rearranging the furniture in your living room could cause the roof to catch fire, or the paint on the basement walls to change color, and that putting out the fire or repainting could cause the doors to falloff and the furniture to reset to its original configuration.

Another consequence of the poor economy was a falloff in state revenues, leaving too little money for education and other essential services.

No falloff of the beams intensity over any distance youre likely to fire.

The falloff of the disc edge S is typically about equal to R, and n is typically around 4 to 12.

Type Ia supernovas as observed through blue and violet filters, and found significant differences in falloff times of the light from one object to another, from falloff in about 10 days to over 30 days.

Paramedics and IT people had the same falloff, though their decline began several weeks later.

Only good at short range, and you rapidly came to a falloff point where the amount of explosives needed might as well be deployed some other way.

Dangerous as they come, sinuous as a dune, falloffs of a thousand meters, more, on either side.

The falloff was a good six feet, and the only place where a canoe could get through was a funnel of water into which the whole river cramped and shot, blizzarding through the stones and beating and fuming like some enormous force chained to the Spot.