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down·size

 (doun′sīz′)
v. down·sized, down·siz·ing, down·siz·es
v.tr.
1. To reduce in number or size: a corporation that downsized its personnel in response to a poor economy.
2. To dismiss or lay off from work: workers who were downsized during the recession.
3. To make in a smaller size: cars that were downsized during an era of high gasoline prices.
4. To simplify (one's life, for instance), as by reducing the number of one's possessions.
v.intr.
1. To become smaller in size by reductions in personnel or assets: Corporations continued to downsize after the economy recovered.
2. To live in a simpler way, especially by moving into a smaller residence.

downsized

(ˈdaʊnsaɪz)
adj
1. (Commerce) employing fewer people
2. (Economics) employing fewer people
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It has been estimated that roughly 2,000 employees were downsized in American corporations each business day throughout the 1990s (De Meuse and Marks, 2003).
Although there are success stories such as AT&T2 (Bowman & Singh, 1993), some downsized companies are met with deteriorating productivity from low morale survivors (Cascio, 1993; Lee, 1992; McCune, Beatty, and Montagno, 1988), or with insufficient workers to meet market demand (Markels & Murray, 1996; Wyatt, 1994).
With commodity prices rising, many product packages are being downsized to meet price point objectives.
In the March 2009 interview, Gallup asked respondents whether their organization had experienced layoffs or had downsized.
One reason is that such a large relative shift in demand could have also depressed activity in industries other than those that downsized.
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NEC LCD Technologies' new SOG LCD has not only succeeded in the inclusion of a driver circuit and a downsized model, making it suitable for a range of industrial applications, but also in realizing a superior level of picture quality enabling it to meet the demands of mobile devices as well as industrial and professional fields.
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