Definition of Lowering

1. Noun. The act of causing to become less.

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Specialized synonyms: Tapering
Derivative terms: Lower, Lower

2. Adjective. Darkened by clouds. "A heavy sky"
Exact synonyms: Heavy, Sullen, Threatening
Similar to: Cloudy
Derivative terms: Sullenness

3. Noun. The act of causing something to move to a lower level.
Exact synonyms: Letting Down
Generic synonyms: Movement
Derivative terms: Lower

Definition of Lowering

1. a. Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky.

Definition of Lowering

1. Verb. (present participle of lower) ¹

2. Adjective. That lowers or frowns. ¹

3. Noun. The act of something being lowered. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Lowering

1. lower [v] - See also: lower

Lowering Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Lowering Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lowering

lower uterine segment
lower uterine segment cesarean section
lowering (current term)
lowest achievable emissions rate
lowest common denominator
lowest common denominators
lowest common multiple
lowest common multiples
lowest lumbar arteries

Literary usage of Lowering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"After it was shown that there is direct proportionality between freezing-point lowering and osmotic pressure, the measurement of the latter became ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Its adoption therefore did not extend, and at the present time, although other and better apparatus nave been designed to accomplish the safe lowering of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"He has, however, succeeded distinctly in lowering temperature and in ... The effect in lowering temperature is very marked, the thermometer in almost all ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"Tabulation of the Ionization Values Derived from Freezing Point lowering and from the Conductance Ratio. 19. Discussion of the Ionization Values Derived by ..."

5. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"We have already learned (XIV, 13) that the molal freezing point lowering ... In other words the freezing point lowering is always much larger than the value ..."

6. The Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation and Some of Its Applications by Harry Clary Jones (1900)
"The agreement between osmotic pressure and lowering of freezing-point, ... Relation between lowering of Freezing-point and Rise in Boiling-point. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Lowering

Search for Lowering on!Search for Lowering on!Search for Lowering on Google!Search for Lowering on Wikipedia!