drop
noun

a fall

Examples
  • a drop in sales

  • Sales show a drop of 10 per cent.

  • The drop in prices resulted in no significant increase in sales.

verb

to fall

Examples
  • Sales have dropped by 10 per cent or have dropped 10 per cent.

  • The pound dropped three points against the dollar.

"...while unemployment dropped by 1.6 per cent in the Rural areas, it rose by 1.9 per cent in urban areas during the period under review" [Business Times (Lagos)]

"...corporate profits for the first quarter showed a 4 per cent drop from last year's final three months" [Financial Times]

"...since last summer American interest rates have dropped by between three and four percentage points" [Sunday Times]

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