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Definitions and Synonyms of free fall | Another word for free fall | What is free fall?

Definition 1: a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where free fall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
  • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
  • a dip in prices
  • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Synonyms for free fall in the sense of this definition

(free fall is a kind of ...) the amount by which something decreases

(... is a kind of free fall ) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

"market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

(... is a kind of free fall ) a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing

Definition 2: the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field - [noun denoting event]

(free fall is a kind of ...) a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

"it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"

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