downtick means: Trades in particular stocks at prices lower than those of the one immediately before it. A stock cannot be sold short at the U.S. stock market if it is experiencing a decline. (in Stock Market Dictionary)

What else does downtick mean?

  • A reduction, particularly a modest or insignificant one. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Transactions in stock market securities that are less than the value of previous transactions. (in Merlin Dictionary)