Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of downgrade.
  • n. A downgrade; a reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.

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Examples

  • Metro police members said they were protesting over what they called the downgrading of their posts when the department was restructured.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moody's joined two other major credit rating agencies in downgrading Spanish debt.

    Euro Barely Lower Amid Debt Trouble Reminders

  • "Surging interest" in downgrading from Vista to XP means that Microsoft's income stream will shortly dry up to a trickle.

    Open Pains of Glass

  • On the other hand, we could instead be witnessing a longer-term downgrading of support for democracy, which would have dire consequences for citizens of Arab states.

    RealClearPolitics - Homepage

  • To some, the downgrading is a wake-up call on the government lack of concern to maintain and implement necessary authoritative principles and equipments that makes its airport safe in compliance with the International Aviation Standard.

    FAA Downgrades RP���s Air Safety Ratings

  • The reason for the downgrading was the negative development in the tanker market.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Iran began recounting some of the votes cast in its disputed presidential election today in an apparent attempt to placate opposition protesters, and the government dismissed the idea of downgrading relations with Britain despite accusing that country of stirring up unrest.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Iran began recounting some of the votes cast in its disputed presidential election Monday in an apparent attempt to placate opposition protesters, and the government dismissed the idea of downgrading relations with Britain despite accusing that country of stirring up unrest.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • But Qashqavi played down the dispute, saying officials were in written and verbal contact with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Iran had dismissed the idea of downgrading relations.

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  • But Qashqavi played down the dispute, saying officials were in written and verbal contact with David Miliband and Iran had dismissed the idea of downgrading relations.

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