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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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Eighth: 1 - Tradeoff among the budget and attached balance sheets' sections, chapters and branches to be made by a decision of the Minister of Finance or a concerned minister and a head of a department with an independent budget appropriation can make tradeoffs among items of operational expenditures and appropriations for programs and projects, but not more than half of the original appropriation to be traded off to another item or program or to be added to either of them, expect the items and programs of salaries, but not more than half of the appropriation, in such a case the tradeoff shall be made by a decision of the Minister of Finance.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania whose study, The Tradeoff Fallacy, suggests that Americans do not disclose personal information to marketers in exchange for discounts or special offers, but rather because they believe marketers will just get the data anyway
One approach DOD can take to evaluate offerors' proposals is the best value tradeoff process in which the relative importance of price varies compared to non-cost factors.
However, by varying polymer, black and oil, a fundamental linear tradeoff between rolling resistance and other performance parameters was observed (ref.
On the other hand, the results suggest that the tradeoff between customization and costs is relevant for the service analyzed.
The case describes the tradeoff the Army had to make in 1999 between funding upgrades to the aging Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet vs.
Engineers are judged on their knowledge and use of technical information, such as tradeoff curves.
These op amps are also pin compatible, so that users can easily adjust amplifier bandwidth as design needs change, providing a clear migration path to select the proper bandwidth versus supply current tradeoff.
The tax department of the future will be integrated in the firm's overall enterprise risk management and also help communicate and monitor for any gaps between the tax department's implementation of tax strategies and the firm's risk/return/reputation tradeoff.
Thus arises the tradeoff that most concerns Godwin and Kemerer: individual autonomy and cultural pluralism versus social cohesion and a societal duty to rescue children from obscurantism.
The tradeoff presented was good news for tenofovir on safety; only 1% of the patients had lipodystrophy (as efined by the researchers) vs.
Pattern plate area is sacrificed in the tradeoff for the runner system, and as the system becomes shorter, less time is available for slag flotation during pouring.