Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, process, or result of reducing or depleting.
  • noun A lowering of the water level in a reservoir or other body of water.
  • noun A reduction of military personnel in a deployment.

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  • noun The act of reduction or depletion.
  • noun The result of reduction or depletion.
  • noun A change in hydraulic head in a well or other body of water.
  • noun economics A measure of the decline from a historical peak in some variable, typically the cumulative profit or total open equity of a financial trading strategy.

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Examples

  • But General Petraeus told VOA as long as the drawdown is "conditions based" he does not see how anyone can make "an intellectual argument" against it.

    Petraeus: NATO Pressure Forcing Taliban to Seek Peace

  • The suggestion that these leaders are only now drawing closer to Iran as a result of the U.S. drawdown is both patently ridiculous and misleading.

    Wonk Room

  • But General Petraeus told VOA as long as the drawdown is "conditions based" he does not see how anyone can make "an intellectual argument" against it.

    Petraeus: NATO Pressure Forcing Taliban to Seek Peace

  • The suggestion that these leaders are only now drawing closer to Iran as a result of the U.S. drawdown is both patently ridiculous and misleading.

    Wonk Room » Iraq’s ‘National Sovereignty Day’

  • The comments are similar to ones the former Utah governor made in New Hampshire on Thursday, when he called a drawdown of U.S. troops "inevitable."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • For a country whose reserves are running very low, Khor suggested, the court could organize the creditors to come to meet the debtor and scientifically calculate what the debt is worth and how much the creditors should be repaid - "in other words a drawdown on the debt."

    Market News

  • As for a shorter-term drawdown -- which is what Taheri seems to mean by "a draw-down of the American military presence" -- Obama has never suggested that this should be delayed.

    TPMMuckraker

  • These, he adds, won’t be ready for use until, at best, “later in 2011,” well after the Obama troop drawdown is set to begin.

    Tom Engelhardt: The War Addicts: 2016 and Then Some

  • These, he adds, won’t be ready for use until, at best, “later in 2011,” well after the Obama troop drawdown is set to begin.

    Tom Engelhardt: The War Addicts: 2016 and Then Some

  • These, he adds, won’t be ready for use until, at best, “later in 2011,” well after the Obama troop drawdown is set to begin.

    Tom Engelhardt: The War Addicts: 2016 and Then Some

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