phasedown

noun
phase·​down | \ˈfāz-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of phasedown 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

phase down

verb

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

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 Moreover, some items on the list, such as phasing down funding for overseas contingency operations and disaster spending, probably were going to happen anyway. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "The White House’s spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion," 16 Feb. 2018 Those penalties are gradually phased down in the second and third year of the three-year tariff program. Linda Qiu, New York Times, "President Trump’s Exaggerated and Misleading Claims on Trade," 6 Mar. 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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