phasedown

noun phase·down \ ˈfāz-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of phasedown

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

First Known Use of phasedown

1958

in the meaning defined above

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phase down

verb

Definition of phase down

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

Examples of phase down in a Sentence

  1. tourism along the coast phases down after Labor Day

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First Known Use of phase down

1970

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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