trade-off

noun
\ ˈtrād-ˌȯf How to pronounce trade-off (audio) \

Definition of trade-off

1 : a balancing of factors all of which are not attainable at the same time the education versus experience trade-off which governs personnel practices— H. S. White
2 : a giving up of one thing in return for another : exchange

Other Words from trade-off

trade off transitive verb

First Known Use of trade-off

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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trade name

trade-off

trade places with (someone)

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“Trade-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade-off. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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