fall
noun

a sudden reduction or loss of value

Examples
  • a fall in the exchange rate

  • a fall in the price of gold

  • a fall on the Stock Exchange

  • Profits showed a 10 per cent fall.

verb
  1. to be reduced suddenly to a lower price or value

    Examples
  2. to happen or to take place

    Example

    The public holiday falls on a Tuesday.

"...market analysts described the falls in the second half of last week as a technical correction to the market" [Australian Financial Review]

"...for the first time since mortgage rates began falling in March a financial institution has raised charges on homeowner loans" [Globe and Mail (Toronto)]

"...interest rates were still falling as late as June, and underlying inflation remains below the government's target of 2.5 per cent" [Financial Times]

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