phasedown

noun
phase·​down | \ ˈfāz-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce phasedown (audio) \

Definition of phasedown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a gradual reduction (as in operations or size) : a slowing down by phases

phase down

verb
phased down; phasing down; phases down

Definition of phase down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to reduce the size or amount of by phases phase down the program

intransitive verb

: to undergo reduction by phases

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Examples of phasedown in a Sentence

Verb tourism along the coast phases down after Labor Day
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The budget request also would cut funding to implement the Montreal Protocol, a globally popular ozone treaty that’s now also phasing down hydrofluorocarbons—a powerful class of greenhouse gases used in cooling and refrigeration. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Climate Change Once Again Left Out of Trump’s Federal Budget," 11 Feb. 2020 The current system incentivizes work and accumulation of assets since benefits are phased down as income and assets increase. Melissa Howell, Quartz, "How Trump has made food stamps a Republican cause," 18 Sep. 2019 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018 Deductible amounts phase down to zero for taxpayers with incomes up to $110,000. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Hidden homeowner tax benefits in new budget deal can be used for 2017 taxes," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of phasedown

Noun

1958, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1970, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of phasedown was in 1958

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“Phasedown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phase%20down. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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