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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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Time lapse between consecutive downsizings (TIMELAPSE).
The widespread implementation of downsizing and its repercussions at company level and the national (or even global) economy make it a topic of major relevance for study.
Most downsizings are done surreptitiously, in the hopes that consumers won't notice.
Alas, memories of feeling cheated last a long time, and the practice of downsizing to maintain price points has contributed to long-term erosion of brand trust and loyalty.
Heinz earnings fall on costs of downsizings. Retrieved March 1, 2006 from http:// www.nytimes.com/2006/03/0 1/business/ 01 heinz.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Now, however, downsizing is just another management tool to increase profitability, efficiency, and competitiveness.
Thirty-one downsizing survivors from both the private and public sector were interviewed to determine incidents that either helped or hindered their transition through 1 or more organizational downsizings.
The only decline in this was during the late 1980s when downsizings, mergers and reorganizations were rampant.
Population downsizing is the sum of downsizings of all firms in the population, minus the focal firm, over the previous three years; for example, population downsizing for 1990 is based on downsizings in 1987, 1988, and 1989.
"I have been through several downsizings on the mill side and one mill closure.
Downsizing is "the planned elimination of positions or jobs" (Cascio, 1993, p.
A common practice in organizations undergoing downsizing is to designate certain job positions as redundant.