- the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to effect a compromise.
Origin of trade-off
Related Words for trade-offdeal, establishment, agreement, contract, arrangement, compensation, resolution, payment, pact, accord, adjustment, bargain, understanding, concession, settlement, accommodation, acknowledgment, grant, admission, compromise
Examples from the Web for trade-off
Contemporary Examples of trade-off
To be sure, the trade-off for adhering to Chinese restrictions is a lucrative market of professionals.LinkedIn Accidently Censors Tiananmen Square Content
June 3, 2014
As a trade-off for those funds, Galactic is committed to creating a Spaceport in Abu Dhabi—a place that loves excess.Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams
January 30, 2014
It's not that they're making a trade-off between this and another piece of jewelry.Lingerie for the 1 Percent
August 6, 2013
Let's call it the Karmic Information Trade-Off, or, alternatively, the Best Thai Restaurant in Bozeman Trade-Off.Big Brother Is Watching, and People Don't Care
June 11, 2013
That's a trade-off elite politicians are more than happy to make, but where is the concern for the native born working class?The Heritage Immigration Study, Ctd.
May 7, 2013
- an exchange, esp as a compromise