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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).
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trade-off

n
an exchange, esp as a compromise
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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]
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

trade-off

[ˈtreɪdˌɒf] n (exchange) → scambio; (balancing) → compromesso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Every trade-off is a challenge to become what we really are.
The trade-off between output and inflation in the short run is a pivotal issue when a country is facing both high unemployment and high inflation (McCaw & Morka, 2005).
These certainly are effective and enhance the user's comfort, but I wish everyone would emphasize the trade-off cost for this comfort.
These certainly are effective and enhance the user's comfort, but I sincerely wish everyone would emphasize a little more the trade-off cost for this comfort.
Despite the opinion each of us may have on Kalabagh, what we should truly grasp from this deep-rooted polarisation is that there's an undeniable trade-off between benefits and harm associated with large dam construction.
An available point of view may be that there is a trade-off between administrative convenience and obeying the law.
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.
CAMPAIGN groups and unions have called on the Prime Minister to give a "categoric assurance" women's rights and access to abortion will not be used in any trade-off with the DUP.
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Presently, the occurrence of preference-related issues in the trade-off problem occurs inevitably due to the noncommensurable characteristics among the concerned attributes; therefore, the value of the compensation effect should be considered from the viewpoint of the required functions that are simultaneously lost and secured.
Let's take another trade-off, which many people will experience this summer on holidays.
"In effect the choice comes down to a trade-off between two key issues; access for UK airlines and customers to the European Single Aviation Market and policy freedom for the UK to set its own regulations," IATA added.