Those activities that were popular in the past are no longer filling up. At first he thought it was just a temporary dip, but the trend is downward and has been for some time. This is not just a slow time; there is something fundamentally wrong with the program.

Slow, as far as I know means "not moving, acting, or happening fast" or "happening with delay" or "not clever" when referring to a slow learner. So, generally speaking, it is about low rate of something moving or progressing. However, I cannot understand the meaning slow time in the above paragraph.


It refers to the rate at which activities are filling up. People aren't signing up for the program and it's not just because it's a period where one might expect there to be a lower volume of signups- something's fundamentally wrong.

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