Definition of cutback
1 : something cut back
2 : reduction a cutback in funding
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Nam Cheong’s debt woes reflect widening cracks in the region’s offshore and marine services industry, triggered by a slump in oil prices over the past three years and a cutback in spending on exploration.
From there the mercurial form of Gale Sayers flows across the defense in a series of blinding cutbacks.
The 1,200-student district is one of Lake County's more financially troubled districts, though years of cutbacks and cost controls have moved the district toward the black.
The rumors of SoundCloud's demise follow months of dismal financial results followed by cutbacks.
The company sent the letter in compliance with the 1998 federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), which requires employers to give employees and local communities advance notice of large job cutbacks.
The union said benefits are part of employees' total compensation, and cutbacks in insurance would necessitate increases in other areas.
In Kansas both the K-12 system and the Universities have undergone drastic cutbacks in spending, the state’s credit rating has been lowered and the state has experienced a net out migration of citizens.
An environmental impact statement released by state and federal officials in December said the tunnels are needed to prevent a significant cutback in water deliveries from the Delta.
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: the act of reducing the number or amount of something
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