Definition of builddown in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbildˌdoun/


A gradual, systematic reduction in numbers, especially of nuclear weapons.
Example sentences
  • And, of course, you can continue to have offensive weapon builddown, as we are doing unilaterally in this country and as the Russians are doing.
  • Develop and execute plans and policies for builddown of officer/warrant officer corps during Army downsizing.
  • It is time for the federal government to follow a builddown strategy to extract itself from most civilian space ventures and let the private sector take over.

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Syllabification: build·down

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