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trade-off

American English: /ˈtreɪd ˌɔf/
British English: /ˈtreɪdɒf/

noun

  • it's a trade-off between price and quality
    hay que sacrificar un poco la calidad para conseguir un buen precio
    the side effects are a reasonable trade-off for long term recovery
    la recuperación definitiva bien compensa las molestias de los efectos secundarios
    Example sentences
    • Essentially the decision comes down to a trade-off between features and portability.
    • Politicians make compromises and trade-offs to secure what is in their view the best for their constituents.
    • This article does not discuss these oscillators at length but highlights some of the feature trade-offs.
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