Meaning of downside

down•side

Pronunciation: (doun'sīd"), [key]
— n.
  1. the lower side or part.
  2. a downward trend, esp. in stock prices.
—adj.
  1. of or involving a decline, esp. in stock prices: The downside risk on this stock is considered far greater than the potential for gain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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