slowdown

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slowdown the act of slowing down or falling behind
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Usage

In literature:

When white union workers behave similarly, it is labeled a slowdown.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Into the teeth of the latest baggage-handlers' slowdown at Kennedy.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

The president had a message to Congress: 'Do not slowdown the recovery that we're on.
NAB Signals Caution Amid UK Restructure, Australia Slowdown.
Nissan 's sales are also being hit by an economic slowdown in Europe.
IMF's Lagarde says " nowhere to hide" as slowdown affects Asia.
Call it a Thanksgiving slowdown.
No Slowdown in Gaza-Israel Hostilities.
Hint of iPhone Sales Slowdown Tarnishes Otherwise Strong Apple Earnings Report.
Stocks Show No Fear of a FedEx Slowdown.
Even as the World Bank calls for 600 million more jobs by 2020, the IMF forecasts a long economic slowdown.
Paterson calls for snow slowdown probe.
ALBANY – Outgoing Gov David Paterson called this morning for a criminal investigation into allegations that a slowdown by budget-squeezed plow operators contributed to the city's blizzard woes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc says earnings rose 18 percent in the latest quarter as it gained more solid footing after warning earlier this year of an abrupt slowdown in technology spending.
Philippine economy bucks global slowdown.
Late this summer, before the stock market slowdown, Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock was trading as high as $84,000 a share.
Will firms focused on instrumentation survive the slowdown in demand through consolidation.
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In science:

Berger: Slowdown estimates for ballistic random walk in random environment.
Random Walk in Periodic Environment
However, this strategy turns out to be far from the optimal way for obtaining such a slowdown.
Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for one-dimensional excited random walks
The second main result of this paper is that the true rate of decay for slowdowns is instead polynomial of the order n1−δ/2 .
Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for one-dimensional excited random walks
Large deviations for one-dimensional RWRE (including a qualitative description of the rate functions) were studied in [CGZ00] and subexponential slowdown asymptotics for ballistic RWRE similar to Theorem 1.3 were studied in [DPZ96].
Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for one-dimensional excited random walks
Moreover, the polynomial rates of decay of the slowdown probabilities are related to the limiting distributions of the random walks in the same way.
Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for one-dimensional excited random walks
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