drawdown [draw-doun] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a lowering of water surface level, as in a well.
- a reduction or depletion: a drawdown of weapons in an arms-limitation plan.
Origin of drawdown 1780–90, for literal sense;+ Examples from the Web for drawdown Contemporary Examples of drawdown
Obama made clear where he stood when he quickly undercut his $120 billion investment by announcing a drawdown.
April 5, 2014
Your novel spans 150 years, but given the drawdown in Afghanistan it feels particularly pertinent to the present day.
June 14, 2013
Former Washington Post reporter Ellen Knickmeyer on his drawdown speech.
The Daily Beast
June 23, 2011
The drawdown would be modest this year, and next year would come only after the summer fighting season.
June 23, 2011
The debate now is between a drawdown of 5,000 and about 15,000.
June 9, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for drawdown drawdown noun
- a depletion or reduction, for example of supplies
- a continuous decline in an investment or fund, usually expressed as a percentage between its highest and lowest levels
- the intentional draining of a body of water such as a lake or reservoir, to a given depth
Word Origin and History for drawdown n.
of troops, by 1991, in reference to the end of the Cold War; from(v.) + (adv.). Earlier of wells (c.1900).
drawdown in Science drawdown [drô′doun′]
- A lowering of the water level in a reservoir or other body of water, especially as the result of withdrawal.
- The difference in elevation between the level of water in a well and the level of groundwater in the area in which the well is located.