/down"terrn'/, n.
1. an act or instance of turning down or the state of being turned down: the downturn of a lower lip in a permanent pout.
2. a turn or trend downward; decrease or decline: The new year brought a downturn in the cost of living.
[1925-30; n. use of v. phrase turn down]

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