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or trade-off  (trād′ôf′, -ŏf′)
An exchange of one thing in return for another, especially relinquishment of one benefit or advantage for another regarded as more desirable: "a fundamental trade-off between capitalist prosperity and economic security" (David A. Stockman).
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Noun1.tradeoff - an exchange that occurs as a compromisetradeoff - an exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"
exchange, interchange - the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"
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A majority of Americans are resigned to giving up their data--and that is why many appear to be engaging in tradeoffs.
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DOD used best value tradeoffs principally to acquire services, such as construction of troop housing, as well as for professional management services.
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In this vein, one turns hopefully to School Choice Tradeoffs.
Overall, it was a very good meeting in making us feel that we have more options than before, more attractive options, and different ways to balance the tradeoffs.
When asked what programs may be slated for future tradeoffs, he declined to specify any.
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