Origin of trade-off
verb (used with object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
verb (used without object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
Origin of trade
Synonyms for trade
Related Words for tradeoffdeal, establishment, agreement, contract, arrangement, compensation, resolution, payment, pact, accord, adjustment, bargain, understanding, concession, settlement, accommodation, acknowledgment, grant, admission, compromise
Examples from the Web for tradeoff
Contemporary Examples of tradeoff
This is likely a lowball number but it has the merit to illustrate the tradeoff that raising the minimum wage requires.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor
Veronique de Rugy
November 23, 2014
Decades of feminists—female, male, trans—have fought, and continue to fight, so that that will never be the tradeoff.Take Your Slip and Shove It
May 29, 2014
This whole thing…this tradeoff of security for freedom is upsetting to me.Oliver Stone on the Tyranny of Obama’s ‘Exceptional’ America
October 17, 2013
The tradeoff hardly seems worth the obvious problems with effectively asking industry to conduct their own inspections.Those Generic Drugs May Not Have Been What You Thought They Were
May 17, 2013
All government programs face a tradeoff between Type I and Type II error--between false positives and false negatives.How a Discrimination Settlement Turned into a Bonanza for Fraudsters
April 26, 2013
Word Origin for trade
late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.
1540s, "to tread a path," from trade (n.). Meaning "to occupy oneself (in something)" is recorded from c.1600. The U.S. sports team sense of "to exchange one player for another" is attested from 1899. Related: Traded; trading. To trade down is attested from 1942. Trade-in in reference to used cars is recorded from 1917. Trading post is recorded from 1796.
What must be given up, and what is gained, when an economic decision is made.
Business or commerce; economic activity.
In addition to the idioms beginning with trade
- trade down
- trade in
- trade off
- trade on
- trade up
- tricks of the trade