Etymology
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falling (adj.)

present-participle adjective from fall (v.). Falling star is from 1560s; falling off "decrease, declining" is from c. 1600. Falling evil "epilepsy" is from early 13c.

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Definitions of falling

falling (adj.)
decreasing in amount or degree;
falling temperature
falling (adj.)
becoming lower or less in degree or value;
falling incomes
a falling market
falling (adj.)
coming down freely under the influence of gravity;
falling rain
Synonyms: dropping
From wordnet.princeton.edu