scaledown

[ skeyl-doun ]
/ ˈskeɪlˌdaʊn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. scale moss,
  2. scale-pan,
  3. scaleback,
  4. scaleboard,
  5. scaled,
  6. scalene,
  7. scalene muscle,
  8. scalenectomy,
  9. scalenohedron,
  10. scalenotomy

Origin of scaledown

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase scale down

Also called scale·back [skeyl-bak] /ˈskeɪlˌbæk/.

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British Dictionary definitions for scale back

scale back

verb

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