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 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 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

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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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“Phasedown.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phased%20down. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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