Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun free_fall

2 senses of free fall

Sense 1
free fall -- (the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field)
       => drop, fall -- (a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height")

Sense 2
drop, dip, fall, free fall -- (a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "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")
       => decrease, decrement -- (the amount by which something decreases)

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