phaseout

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noun phase·out \ ˈfāz-ˌau̇t \

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


phase out

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Definition of phase out

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

First Known Use of phase out

1940


PHASEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

phaseout

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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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