slump

  1. a noticeable decline in performance
  2. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

Slump

A measure of the workability of fresh concrete. When a mix is ordered, definition of the slump requirement allows the contractor to decide how fluid or stiff his mix is. The more water there is in a mix the more workable the concrete will be and the higher the slump will be. Slump is measured in millimetres, and ranges mainly from 10mm (very stiff) …...

Slump

[sports] In sports, a slump is a period when player or team is not performing well or up to expectations. It is pretty much a dry spell or drought, though it is often misused to define a player`s decline that is natural during their career. There are various theories behind the cause of a slump. Some attribute it simply to the reasons behin...
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Slump

In mass wasting, movement along a curved surface in which the upper part moves vertically downward while the lower part moves outward.
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slump

[Verb] To fail or fall suddenly.
Example: House prices slumped suddenly.
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slump

[n] - a noticeable decline in performance 2. [v] - assume a drooping posture or carriage 3. [v] - fall or sink heavily 4. [v] - fall heavily or suddenly
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Slump

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slump

In the business or trade cycle, the period of time when the economy is in depression, unemployment is very high, and national income is well below its
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slump

A spreading of material (solder paste, adhesive, thick film, etc.) after stencil printing but before curing. An excessive slump detracts from definition. If loss of definition is the result after reflow, it is cause for rework.
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Slump

The 'wetness' of concrete. A 3 inch slump is dryer and stiffer than a 5 inch slump.
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Slump

Slump noun [ Confer Dutch slomp a mass, heap, Danish slump a quantity, and English slump , v.t.] The gross amount; the mass; the lump. [ Scot.]
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Slump

Slump transitive verb [ Confer Lump ; also Swedish slumpa to bargain for the lump.] To lump; to throw into a mess. « These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense.» Sir W. Hamilton.
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Slump

Slump intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Slumped ; present participle & verbal noun Slumping .] [ Scot. slump a dull noise produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.] To fall or sink suddenly through o...
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Slump

Slump noun 1. A boggy place. [ Prov. Eng. & Scot.] 2. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place. [ Scot.]
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Slump

Slump intransitive verb 1. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock. 2. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points. [ Colloq.]
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Slump

Slump noun A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc. [ Colloq.]
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slump

slack noun 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`
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slump

economic crisis noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
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Slump

• (v. i.) To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points. • (n.) A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc. • (v. i.) To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock. • (n.)...
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slump

(from the article `landslide`) ...shearing surfaces. The sliding can extend downward and outward along a broadly planar surface (a translational slide), or it can be rotational ... ...resistance or slip surface, collectively called landslides; the separation of a mass along a concave head scarp, moving down a curved slip surface ... ...
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Slump

A temporary fall in performance, often describing consistently falling security prices for several weeks or months.
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Slump

A decline in performance, either of a firm as a slump in sales or profits, or of a country as a slump in output or employment.
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Slump

See rotational slip.
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Slump

- The 'wetness' of concrete. A 3 inch slump is dryer and stiffer than a 5 inch slump.
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Slump

A measure of the consistency of plastic concrete relative to the amount it falls when a slump cone filled with concrete is lifted vertically.  The slump cone is then placed beside the specimen of concrete and the number of inches from the top of the cone to the top of the of specimen of concrete is the slump. (see ASTM C143).
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