downscale

verb
down·​scale | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌskāl How to pronounce downscale (audio) \
downscaled; downscaling

Definition of downscale

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cut back in size or scope the recession forced us to downscale vacation plans

downscale

adjective

Definition of downscale (Entry 2 of 2)

: lower in class, income, or quality

Examples of downscale in a Sentence

Verb The festival will have to be downscaled this year. the poor economy forced the plant to downscale production Adjective an apartment in a downscale neighborhood The company aims to reach a more downscale market with its new stores.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In 2021, even as safety precautions are lifted, couples are continuing to intentionally downscale their celebrations. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 29 June 2021 The decision to downscale the mass vaccination sites was made given overall statewide progress on vaccinations, the governor’s office said. Fernando Alfonso Iii, CNN, 19 June 2021 Conservationists have been fighting for several years to downscale the project proposal, and would ultimately like the creek returned to its natural state. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Standard Chartered Bank, similar to HSBC in having dual corporate headquarters in Europe and Asia, intends to downscale its office space by over 30%. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Standard Chartered Bank, similar to HSBC in having dual corporate headquarters in Europe and Asia, intends to downscale its office space by over 30%. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 And as remote work and online learning proliferate (with IBM planning to downscale its 50 million square foot building to a mere 150,608 on anticipation of permanent changes), Keysight has also bolstered their software testing capabilities. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Standard Chartered Bank, similar to HSBC in having dual corporate headquarters in Europe and Asia, intends to downscale its office space by over 30%. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Standard Chartered Bank, similar to HSBC in having dual corporate headquarters in Europe and Asia, intends to downscale its office space by over 30%. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Phillips argued that social and cultural issues would attract more downscale voters to the GOP. Vincent J. Cannato, National Review, 13 May 2021 Or an entire town shut down by a plant closing, being stripped of its ZIP Code, forcing depressed, penniless residents to flee to hideously downscale trailer parks? Joe Queenan, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2021 After that, the space went downscale, turning into a T.G.I. Friday’s and Arby’s, before lying vacant. Gary Stern, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Over the game's six chapters, nearly all of its puzzles utilize this upscale/downscale mechanic. Peter Rubin, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021 Our team of scientists, however, has developed a geographic and statistical model to downscale national opinion results to the state, congressional district, and county levels. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 Across the country, brides-to-be have had to cancel, postpone or downscale wedding celebrations out of coronavirus safety precautions and stay-at-home orders. NBC News, 17 May 2020 As the city hunkered down in the coronavirus pandemic, people stripped bare shelves in trendier grocers including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, while downscale supermarkets such as Key Foods and Gristedes remained well supplied. Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg.com, 5 May 2020 Garland grasped a month-long stint at London’s Talk of the Town nightclub (an early, downscale version of today’s lucrative Las Vegas residencies) as a lifeline. Armond White, National Review, 27 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of downscale

Verb

1945, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Downscale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downscale. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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