downsize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to lessen in number or size: a corporation that downsized its workers as a result to an undesirable economy.
    • To discount or lay off from work: workers who were downsized during recession.
    • To make in a smaller size: cars which were downsized during an era of high gas costs.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be smaller in size by reductions in personnel: Corporations continued to downsize after the economic climate recovered.
  • verb:
    • To reduce in size or number.
    • to lessen the staff of.
    • To end the work of.
    • make in an inferior dimensions
    • dismiss from work
    • decrease in size or quantity

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