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scaledown

[skeyl-doun] /ˈskeɪlˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion:
a scaledown of military expenditures.
Also called scaleback
[skeyl-bak] /ˈskeɪlˌbæk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of scaledown
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; noun use of verb phrase scale down
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scale back

verb
1.
(adverb) to reduce or make a reduction in the level of activity, extent, numbers, etc
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