a deliberate lessening of work effort for a definite purpose and time. In motive, it is similar to strike and differs from the latter only in the degree of stoppage involved.
Programming phenomenon commonly found in shmups, in which all onscreen action slows down and/or the frame rate drops when high amounts of separate elements (i.e. enemies, bullets, etc.) appear at once. Can be used to a player's advantage by giving him more time to react to what's going on, but can seriously hamper a game's playability when found in abundance. The amount of slowdown present can be adjusted in some console shmups via the â€Waitâ€ option. In this case, usually presented as two words ( Slow Down). An ability found in some shmups, which enables the player to deliberately slow his craft's movement speed, to assist in dodging tight and/or slow-moving bullet patterns; sometimes also changes the effect of the weapon the player is firing when in use. A few shmups also contain a built-in â€œslow downâ€ function which can slow enemies and their attacks, but utilization of these is almost always considered a form of cheating.
A reduction of output without an actual strike in order to force a concession from the employer.
A slowdown is an industrial action in which employees perform their duties but seek to reduce productivity or efficiency in their performance of these duties. A slowdown may be used as either a prelude or an alternative to a strike, as it is seen as less disruptive as well as less risky and costly for workers and their union. Striking workers usually go unpaid and risk being replaced, so a slowdown is seen as a way to put pressure on management while avoiding these outcomes.
A period in the economic cycle when the economy begins to decline after an extended period of strong growth. The period is characterized by slowing consumer demand, falling confidence, rising inflation, high interest rates, and declining stock and commodity prices.
another word for the beginning of a recession, a downswing of the business cycle, a contraction of the economy.
a period of little or no economic growth