1. [syn: slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Falling \Fall"ing\, a. & n.
from Fall, v. i.
Falling away, Falling off, etc. See To fall away, To
fall off, etc., under Fall, v. i.
Falling band, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down
over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th
Falling sickness (Med.), epilepsy. --Shak.
Falling star. (Astron.) See Shooting star.
Falling stone, a stone falling through the atmosphere; a
meteorite; an a["e]rolite.
Falling tide, the ebb tide.
Falling weather, a rainy season. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the
team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a
drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn:
slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off]