Definition of sidegrade in English:

sidegrade

Syllabification: side·grade
Pronunciation: /ˈsīd ˌgrād
 
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noun

  • A marketing incentive aimed at persuading a consumer to switch to a competitor’s product: a competitive sidegrade to Canvas or CorelDraw
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    • I do the research and try to answer queries as to which item is an upgrade or sidegrade etc.
    • If you don't want to install the whole sidegrade and are just interested in the spell checking… just install Word and select spell check as the only option to install.
    • Maybe… just maybe they will offer prepurchase at $349, that's the least they could do after advertising the sidegrade for that price.

verb

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  • Switch to a competitive product: I’d prefer to sidegrade to Windows Media Player 10 at some point
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    • Because frankly, anything else is just sidegrading the deck, not upgrading.
    • Having recently upgraded (or sidegraded maybe) from a laptop to a desktop based system, I was looking for something other than a mouse/trackpad for ergonomic reasons.
    • I doubt you'll see huge leaps in sound quality if you're only sidegrading.

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