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downscale

verb down·scale \ ˈdau̇n-ˌskāl \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

Definition of downscale

downscaled; downscaling
transitive verb
: to cut back in size or scope
  • the recession forced us to downscale vacation plans

Examples of downscale in a Sentence

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

  2. the poor economy forced the plant to downscale production

First Known Use of downscale

1945


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downscale

adjective

Definition of downscale

: lower in class, income, or quality

Examples of downscale in a Sentence

  1. an apartment in a downscale neighborhood

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

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First Known Use of downscale

circa 1966


DOWNSCALE Defined for English Language Learners

downscale

verb

Definition of downscale for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) smaller


downscale

adjective

Definition of downscale for English Language Learners

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



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