- moving slowly; showing little progress or activity
- selling in a relatively small quantity or at a slow rate, as merchandise, stocks, etc.
The slow moving donkey cart is holding up traffic.
- An example of slow moving is a turtle.
- An example of slow moving is one color of a jacket that is not selling as quickly as other colors.
The definition of slow moving is something that does not progress or sell at a fast pace but that gradually shows activity.
(comparative more slow-moving, superlative most slow-moving)
- travelling at a slow speed
- The governing planet of a Capricorn is slow-moving Saturn, and some astrologers suggest that Capricorns define their approach to life in a similar fashion as Saturn; they are slow, considerate and not quick to jump into things.
- The discount furniture bargains you'll find here are usually slow-moving or discontinued stock, as well as floor demos.
- The Caterpillar Coaster is a slow-moving coaster that "munches its way around the track" so there's no need to be afraid.
- Many outlet malls house slow-moving or slightly damaged pieces.
- In the wars of Alexander the phalanx was never the most active arm; Alexander delivered his telling attacks with his cavalry, whereas the slow-moving phalanx held rather the position of a reserve, and was brought up to complete a victory when the cavalry charges had already taken effect.