Entry from US English dictionary
An act of discontinuing a process, project, or service in phases.
- The treaty still calls for a dioxin phaseout, for example, but only ‘wherever feasible ‘- a loophole corporate lawyers can exploit for years to come.’
- In Britain, which began its phaseout of leaded gas relatively late in the 1980s, blood-lead levels have dropped by 66%.
- As an inexpensive, low-tech aircraft in a high-tech Air Force, the A - 10 found itself at the end of the line for improvement programs and first in line for phaseout.
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