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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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