[ doun-skeyl ]

  1. 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.

  2. plain, practical, or inexpensive; not luxurious: downscale clothing.

verb (used with object),down·scaled, down·scal·ing.
  1. to make less luxurious or expensive.

Origin of downscale


Words Nearby downscale Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for downscale


/ informal /

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

  1. (tr) to reduce the scale of

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