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Usage note
"Downwards" may also be used in the senses shown in 1), 2), and 3).
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (from a higher to a lower position)
a. hacia abajo
As you go downward into the valley, the air pressure should rise.A medida que vas hacia abajo en el valle, la presión del aire debe elevarse.
2. (from a higher to a lower level)
a. para abajo
All the employees, from the CEO downward, will be present at the event.Todos los empleados, del director general para abajo, estarán presentes en el evento.
Everyone involved, from the president downward, will be subject to a thorough investigation.Todos los involucrados, incluso el presidente, será investigados exhaustivamente.
3. (to a smaller amount)
a. a la baja
The budget was revised downward, so the project will have to be modified.Revisaron el presupuesto a la baja, de modo que será necesario modificar el proyecto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (moving to a lower place)
a. descendente
His recent breakup quickened his downward spiral into depression.Su reciente separación aceleró su espiral descendente hacia la depresión.
b. hacia abajo
I felt a downward pressure at the end of my pregnancy.Sentía una presión hacia abajo al final de mi embarazo.
c. cuesta abajo
Ever since his drug scandal, the politician's career has been on a downward trajectory.Desde el escándalo por narcotráfico, la carrera del política ha seguido una trayectoria cuesta abajo.
d. a la baja (trend)
The budget report indicated a downward trend in our profits over the last quarter.El informe del presupuesto indicó una tendencia a la baja en nuestras ganancias durante el último trimestre.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (trend)
a. descendente
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downward [ˈdaʊnwəd]
[+curve, movement] descendente; [+slope] hacia abajo; [+tendency] a la baja;
[+go, look] hacia abajo
from the President downward todos, incluso el Presidente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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