slump

Definitions

General English

Accounting

Construction

  • A measure of consistency of freshly mixed concrete, mortar, or stucco equal to the subsidence measured to the nearest 1/4" (6 mm) of the molded specimen immediately after removal of the slump cone.

Economics

  • noun a sudden and severe reduction in value
  • noun a period of economic collapse with high unemployment and loss of trade. The world economic crisis of 1929–1933 is known as the Slump.

Food

  • A dessert made of stewed fruit topped with a dumpling-like pastry and served with cream
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