scale-down

noun
\ ˈskāl-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce scale-down (audio) \

Definition of scale-down

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

First Known Use of scale-down

1931, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About scale-down

Time Traveler for scale-down

Time Traveler

The first known use of scale-down was in 1931

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near scale-down

scale degree

scale-down

scaled quail

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for scale-down

Cite this Entry

“Scale-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scale-down. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!