phaseout

noun phase·out \ ˈfāz-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of phaseout

: a gradual stopping (as in operations or production) : a closing down by phases

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First Known Use of phaseout

1951

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phase out

verb

Definition of phase out

: to discontinue the practice, production, or use of by phases
: to stop production or operation by phases

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First Known Use of phase out

1940

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Definition of phaseout for English Language Learners

  • : the act of stopping something gradually over a period of time in a planned series of steps or phases


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