Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

by Jerzy Trzeciak

downward(s)

We adopt the convention that the first coordinate $i$ increases as one goes downwards, and the second coordinate $j$ increases as one goes from left to right.

a direction pointing downward with respect to $\tau$

[Note that downward and downwards can be used without distinction as adverbs, but the standard form of the adjective is downward (e.g., in a downward direction).]



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