scale-down

scale-down
I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: scale (VI) + down
: a reduction according to a fixed ratio

a scale-down of debts

II. adjective
: characterized by a reduction according to a fixed ratio

scale-down investment buying

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scale-down «SKAYL DOWN», adjective, noun.
–adj.
being reduced by a certain proportion: »

Mill buying was scale-down in nature with the cotton textile market currently in a lull (Wall Street Journal).

–n.
a proportional reduction: »

They're buying a little on a scale-down in the stocks they like (New York Times).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • scale-down — noun Date: 1931 a reduction according to a fixed ratio < a scale down of debts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scale down — {v.} To make smaller or less; decrease. * /John scaled down each boy s share of food after a bear robbed the camp./ * /Tom built a scaled down model of the plane./ Compare: CUT DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • scale\ down — v To make smaller or less; decrease. John scaled down each boy s share of food after a bear robbed the camp. Tom built a scaled down model of the plane. Compare: cut down …   Словарь американских идиом

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