downscale

[ doun-skeyl ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌskeɪl /
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adjective

located at, moving toward, or of or for the middle or lower end of a social or economic scale: The discount store caters mainly to downscale customers.
plain, practical, or inexpensive; not luxurious: downscale clothing.

verb (used with object), down·scaled, down·scal·ing.

to make less luxurious or expensive.

Nearby words

  1. downright,
  2. downrightly,
  3. downriver,
  4. downs,
  5. downs, the,
  6. downscale ,
  7. downshift,
  8. downshifting,
  9. downside,
  10. downsize

Origin of downscale


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British Dictionary definitions for downscale

downscale

/ informal /

adjective (ˌdaʊnˈskeɪl)

of or for the lower end of an economic or social scale; down-market

verb (ˈdaʊnˌskeɪl)

(tr) to reduce the scale of
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Word Origin and History for downscale

downscale

v.

1945, American English, from down (adv.) + scale (v.). From 1966 as an adjective.

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