the act or process of reducing the number of something, such as employees or participants, usually as a cost-cutting measure: The company’s downsizing eliminated approximately 39% of all executive positions.
the act or process of replacing something larger with something smaller, such as moving into a smaller house:With the housing market in shambles, it would be difficult to sell our house, so downsizing is not really an option right now.
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How to use downsizing in a sentence
An uncertain pandemic economy means expansion for some sectors and downsizing for others.
Some, like Metro, could stop layoffs and bring service back to current levels, but others, such as Boston’s MBTA, may move forward with proposed cuts and downsize service with the reduced demand until ridership begins to grow.Transit system service cuts proposed in Congress’s backyard elicit calls for more funding | Justin George, Lori Aratani, Meagan Flynn | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Operational costs were tightened along with evaluations of the marketing and tech spend, and Wildgoose was forced to downsize its workforce by over 50%.Pivoting with SEO: How Wildgoose reinvented itself during the COVID-19 crisis | Matt Finch | October 1, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Some tread designs favor pavement with a dash of dirt, while others are downsized mountain bike tires.
In Europe, where GM wisely withdrew via a sale to Peugeot in 2017, Ford is pledging to downsize its line of low-margin, high-volume passenger vehicles and invest heavily in growing its star performers, commercial and passenger vans.
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.
Journalists are leaving Kabul, embassies are downsizing, and donors are quietly and drastically scaling back.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them | Heather Barr | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jacob Siegel on why the move may be more about downsizing than about visible ink.The U.S. Army Gets Tough on Tattoos in a Reversal of Policy | Jacob Siegel | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Financial firms are downsizing, and employees with ASDs have special needs.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage | Richard E. Farley | December 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a CEO, he was better known for downsizing purchased companies, than for new hiring.
They have managed the dramatic downsizing of our forces after the cold war with remarkable skill and spirit.