Freefall meaning

(physics) The state of being in a motion affected by no acceleration (force) other than that provided by gravity.
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(common usage) The state of falling with no interference from outside forces other than the air resistance (no open parachute, etc.)
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(by extension) The state of worsening out of control.

As civil war continues in Iraq, the U.S. president's approval ratings are in freefall.

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(as a modifier) Of or related to freefall in any sense.
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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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