phaseout

noun
phase·​out | \ ˈfāz-ˌau̇t How to pronounce phaseout (audio) \

Definition of phaseout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

phase out

verb
phased out; phasing out; phases out

Definition of phase out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to stop production or operation by phases

Examples of phaseout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And the phaseout of federal unemployment benefits for millions of Americans on September 6 was likely to nudge many to intensify their job searches and land positions. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2021 Culver City recently approved a similar phaseout of oil drilling over the next five years. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 So in this way, a potential coal phaseout in India would have far-reaching effects. Vigya Sharma, Quartz, 27 July 2021 Because the phaseout for the tax credit is so high, parents still receive a significant amount even if their income increases. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 1 Oct. 2021 One alternative would be a sharp cutoff at or near the $400,000 point rather than the current gradual phaseout. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 The new rule announced Thursday follows through on a law Congress passed last year and is intended to decrease U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years, part of a global phaseout designed to slow global warming. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 The new rule announced Thursday follows through on a law Congress passed last year and is intended to decrease U.S. production and use of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, part of a global phaseout designed to slow global warming. Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Sep. 2021 The new rule, which follows through on a law Congress passed last year, is intended to decrease U.S. production and use of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, part of a global phaseout designed to slow global warming. Matthew Daly, ajc, 23 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb California is the first state to phase out these smog creators and health hazards. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 The company said it’s the first payments network to phase out magnetic stripes, which debuted in the 1960s and allowed banks to store information on a piece of metallic tape adhered to the card. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 18 Aug. 2021 The estimate for Miami-Dade County alone to phase out some 120,000 septic tanks is about $4 billion, and that does not include the thousands of dollars that each homeowner would also have to pay. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 His proposal offers $1,400 in additional payments that would quickly phase out based on income, so that money is better aimed at the middle class and poor. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 In the aftermath of the oil spill off the coast of Orange County, state officials have turned up the volume on calls to phase out off-shore production, Andrew Campa reported. Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 While the Biden administration has signaled its desire to phase out new oil and gas leasing, Congress must ultimately take action to permanently protect US waters. Pete Stauffer, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 What's more, Google's decision to phase out support for third-party cookies prompts a new way for retailers and brands to target and advertise to shoppers. Beni Basel, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 There was the global recession and eurozone crisis, followed by her singular determination to phase out nuclear energy in Germany after the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of phaseout

Noun

1951, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1940, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of phaseout was in 1940

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17 Oct 2021

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“Phaseout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phaseout. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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

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