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or trade·off

[treyd-awf, -of]
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  1. the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to effect a compromise.
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Origin of trade-off

First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase trade off
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Related Words for trade-off

deal, establishment, agreement, contract, arrangement, compensation, resolution, payment, pact, accord, adjustment, bargain, understanding, concession, settlement, accommodation, acknowledgment, grant, admission, compromise

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  1. an exchange, esp as a compromise
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