drop-off


drop-off
drop-off ˈdrop-off noun [countable]
1. if there is a drop-off in the amount, level, or number of something, it goes down or becomes less:

• There has been a drop-off in tourism this year.

• temporary drop-offs in sales

2. TRANSPORT a delivery, or the place where something is delivered to:

• A truckload carrier takes a full cargo from one point to another, without any intervening pickups or drop-offs.

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drop-off UK US (also dropoff) noun [C, usually singular]
a reduction in the amount or level of something: »

Analysts say the employment drop-off is directly linked to a slowdown in housing construction

a drop-off in sth »

There was a sharp drop-off in industrial production in December.

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a slight/steep/significant drop-off

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expect/notice/see a drop-off

TRANSPORT an act of taking people, goods, mail, etc. to a place, or the place where you take them: »

Passenger drop-off is allowed only in the designated area.

recycling/waste drop-off »

Take anti-freeze, paint thinners, or other chemicals to a hazardous waste drop-off.

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drop-off area/centre/point


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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