Definition of rightsize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrītˌsīz/


[with object] chiefly US
1Convert (something) to an appropriate or optimum size: organizations are beginning to rightsize computer systems to suit themselves
More example sentences
  • On governance, Mbeki said the restructuring of the government was still continuing, and additional steps would be taken to rightsize the public service.
  • But that won't happen unless facility executives are educated about the value of rightsizing and the importance of whole-building design.
  • ‘It's not a downsizing as much as it is a rightsizing,’ says Ray Lane, a general partner at the firm.
1.1Reduce the size of (a company or organization) by eliminating staff positions, specifically when business conditions necessitate such a reduction.
Example sentences
  • They ‘decruit’, ‘downsize’, ‘rightsize’, ‘de-job’ or ‘de-layer’.
  • We are rightsizing to remain in line with the market.
  • Coincidently, government cuts were ordered and commercialisation, rationalisation, efficiency reviews, downsizing, rightsizing and redundancies became the words of the '90s.

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Syllabification: right·size

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