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- v. Present participle of downsize.
- n. An act in which a company downsizes or is downsized
- n. miniaturization
- n. Reducing engine's capacity at same power or increasing engine's power without increasing capacity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the reduction of expeditures and personnel in order to become financial stable; -- of businesses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
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It -- the term downsizing really became a big story when it started happening to reporters, at which point it was too late, really.
She paused a moment, then expanded on the word "downsizing."
A first-time concert promoter, the former Cape St. George resident - who makes his home in New Brunswick and works in Alberta - says he came up with the idea to host a weekend concert on the peninsula after hearing about what he calls a downsizing of the French folk festival that takes place there each year.
Some advise in downsizing burearacracy – axe those that try to justify their jobs by creating new regulatory hurdles, programs, paperwork etc which cost us money - keep the ones if we must - that do nothing - they only cost us their salary and benefits
Ronald Reagan pioneered this art form of disrespecting bureaucrats in the name of downsizing government, even as federal deficit spending on government programs he favored grew to epic proportions.
That Ares still faces serious issues with respect to vibrations and pulsation, or that Orion still faces mass challenges even after the recent crew downsizing, is a result of selection of a design with known issues.
This latest downsizing is NASA's essential admission of that fact.
The political barriers to this strategy are formidable, the consequences to some parts of the NASA center/supplier infrastructure are harsh, but some remaining downsizing from the Apollo era is long overdue.
Does anyone ever succeeded in downsizing an administration? common sense
McCain and Bush "seem to be out for the oil industry," says Bradshaw, who spends $200 to $250 a week on gas — even after downsizing from a Dodge Ram 1500 to a Ford Ranger.