NOTE: refers to decreases in performance or activity of itemized entities.
The team's two best batters have had a slump so far this season.
There has been a slump in attendance at ballet performances this year.
John's been in a real slump ever since he broke up with Mary.
Stocks in the energy sector have rebounded after their recent slump.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: refers to a general state of economic downturn, not itemized entities
During the housing slump these properties lost a third of their value. (Note: the slump refers to a general, widespread housing downturn, not just 'these properties'
There are signs that Germany may be coming out of its long economic slump.
Economists describe it as a post-election slump.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
The geologist pointed out a large slump of sandstone.
Water ran down the slump, causing erosion of the limestone.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2