phaseout

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noun phase·out \ˈfāz-ˌau̇t\

Definition of phaseout

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

1951

First Known Use of phaseout

1951


PHASEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

phaseout

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noun phase·out \ˈfāz-ˌau̇t\

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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