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downscale

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verb down·scale \ˈdau̇n-ˌskāl\

Simple Definition of downscale

  • : to make (something) smaller

Full Definition of downscale

down·scaleddown·scal·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut back in size or scope <the recession forced us to downscale vacation plans>

Examples of downscale

  1. The festival will have to be downscaled this year.

  2. <the poor economy forced the plant to downscale production>



1945

First Known Use of downscale

1945


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downscale

adjective down·scale

Simple Definition of downscale

  • : relating or appealing to people who do not have much money; also : of low quality

Full Definition of downscale

  1. :  lower in class, income, or quality

Examples of downscale

  1. an apartment in a downscale neighborhood

  2. The company aims to reach a more downscale market with its new stores.



Circa 1966

First Known Use of downscale

circa 1966


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