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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.

downsizing

(ˈdaʊnˌsaɪzɪŋ)
n
1. (Commerce) a reduction of the number of people that a company employs
2. (Commerce) a reduction in size
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downsizing - the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
saving, economy - an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"
Translations

downsizing

[ˈdaʊnsaɪzɪŋ] n [company, industry] → dégraissage mDown's syndrome Down's [ˈdaʊnz]
n (= condition) → trisomie f
modif [baby, child] → trisomique; [foetus] → trisomique
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In addition, most workers that were displaced in downsizing industries relocated to other sectors.
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