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downscale Line breaks: down|scale
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnskeɪl/
North American

Definition of downscale in English:


[with object]
Reduce in size, scale, or extent: he was unable to downscale his strongly unionized workforce
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  • You've also called for downscaling the embassy, which is planned to be the largest U.S. Embassy in the world.
  • Therefore, we choose an alternate and of course downscaled experimental approach in order to guarantee reproducible results.
  • He also stated the revised plans will be ready for tender by June and the modified, downscaled development is hoped to completed within a timetable to facilitate the reopening of the theatre by the end of 2002.


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At the lower end of a scale, especially a social scale; downmarket: these brands appeal to downscale shoppers who are looking for a low price
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  • He didn't simply allude to his downscale strategy; he stated it baldly: ‘I'm happy that the stock market has boomed and so many businesses and new enterprises have done well,’ he said.
  • These were just some of the voters who were still in play this fall - the majority of them white, downscale, worried about the economy, worried about terrorism, and worried about the condition of the cultural climate.
  • They invoke their particular (and often overlapping, and indeed she was one of his) gods and plunge out of downscale teenage bedrooms, brandishing shards of imagery as peculiarly-shaped as prison shivs.

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