From a higher to less location, condition, or state.
In a course or course from a head, beginning, source, or remoter part of room or in time: as, water moves downward toward the sea; to trace consecutive generations downward through the very first records.
in reduced components; as regards the lower components or extremities.
going or tending from a greater to a lower place, problem, or condition; using a descending direction, literally or figuratively: since, the downward course of a mountain road, or of a drunkard.
Descending from a head, origin, or supply: as, the downward span of a river; a downward tracing of files.