a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion: a scaledown of military expenditures.
- Also called scale·back [skeyl-bak]. /ˈskeɪlˌbæk/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use scaledown in a sentence
So with the doors of late night closed to her, Slate had to scale down her ambitions to raise her profile.The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career | Luke Hopping | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This allows for higher volumes and lets recyclers scale down their costs.
There is no such thing as an exterior will outside the man's brain, to push one scale down with a finger.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
If we begin this legislation by taking in all trades, we have got to scale down our schedule of compensation.
It was necessary to scale down the scanner's field to see the huge shape in its entirety.The Women-Stealers of Thrayx | Fox B. Holden
Other Idioms and Phrases with scaledown
Reduce the size or cost of, as in The owners decided to scale down wages. This expression, along with the related scale up, which refers to an increase, alludes to scale in the sense of “a fixed standard.” [Late 1800s]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.