[ skeyl-doun ]
/ ˈskeɪlˌdaʊn /
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/.
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