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trade·off

or trade-off  (trād′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
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).

trade-off

n
an exchange, esp as a compromise

trade′-off`

or trade′off`,



n.
the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, esp. to effect a compromise.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trade-off - an exchange that occurs as a compromisetrade-off - 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"
Translations

trade-off

[ˈtreɪdɒf] N there is always a trade-off between risk and returnsiempre existe un elemento de compensación entre el riesgo y las ganancias

trade-off

[ˈtreɪdˌɒf] n (exchange) → scambio; (balancing) → compromesso

trade-off

n situación f que requiere sacrificar una cosa para lograr otra; You're facing a trade-off between putting up with the itching or having pain.. Ud. tiene que escoger entre aguantar la comezón o padecer dolor.
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Speaking at the European Central Bank (ECB) Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, he said: "Some removal of monetary stimulus is likely to become necessary if the trade-off facing the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) continues to lessen and the policy decision accordingly becomes more conventional.
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This paper proposes an alternative path--a way to use innovation to make public programs radically cheaper without slashing services; a way to break the seemingly unavoidable trade-off between paying more or getting less.
1) Avaliacao do trade-off nivel de servico versus custo total--Comparacao entre os resultados almejados da logistica (nivel de servico) e os custos a eles associados (Christopher, 1987), tanto em solucoes de projetos especificos (1a) quanto em solucoes de desenhos da rede e dos processos logisticos (Gopal & Cypress, 1993) (1b);
Dr Fannie Yeung of Hull University Business School and I have investigated their claim that trade-off behaviour is ubiquitous.
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Dr Andrea Graham, one of the researchers from the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences, said: "We have long suspected that there is a trade-off between life-prolonging immunity and reproductive ability.
The tire performance map of wet traction and rolling resistance (figure 1) shows performance trade-off lines for varying compound parameters.