trade-off(redirected from trade-offs)
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trade·offor 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).
an exchange, esp as a compromise
the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, esp. to effect a compromise.
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|Noun||1.||trade-off - an exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"|