a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion: a scaledown of military expenditures.

Origin of scaledown

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase scale down
Also called scale·back [skeyl-bak] /ˈskeɪlˌbæk/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for scale back

trim, retrench, reduce, diminish, curtail, shrink, cut, deduct, decrease

British Dictionary definitions for scale back

scale back


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