freefall

1. noun
a) The state of being in a motion affected by no acceleration (force) other than that provided by gravity.

As civil war continues in Iraq, the U.S. presidents approval ratings are in freefall.

b) The state of falling with no interference from outside forces other than the air resistance (no open parachute, etc.)
2. verb
To drop in a state of freefall.

A base jumper attempts to freefall for as long as possible before triggering the parachute.


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