Definition of builddown in English:

Share this entry

builddown

Pronunciation: /ˈbildˌdoun/

noun

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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.