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Slump

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

Slump

Informal for a downturn in an industry or economy. It specifically refers to a recession, which is defined as negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. However, there is no set definition for what constitutes a slump.

Slump.

In an investment slump, prices fall. The slump may affect an individual investment as the result of company-specific problems or it may affect an entire investment market. Often a slump is short-term, but it may also signal a long-term decline.

slump

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

slump

see DEPRESSION.
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The slump test used to check the consistency of the concrete is performed right out of the truck and is used as a standard site test by the industry, but further lab tests are always conducted to watch the concrete's strength over time.