: a reduction according to a fixed ratio
a scale-down of debts

Examples of scale-down in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scale-down was in 1931

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“Scale-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scale-down. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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