from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gradual reduction.

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  • n. a gradual reduction in size or scale


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  • National Space Transportation System (NSTS) documents will be the umbrella under which the programs/projects will abide to after the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) parent documents are dispositioned as the orbiters phasedown.

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  • EPA's leaded-gasoline phasedown in the 1980s, and the well-known SO2 allowance trading system, enacted as part of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990.

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  • Next comes a steep collapse (October '87), a recovery and a final phasedown, which Jenks thinks began last January.

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  • In September 1987, the Montreal Protocol was signed, providing for gradual phasedown of CFC production and consumption by industrialized countries to 50 percent of their 1986 levels by 1998-99, with a ten-year grace period for developing nations.

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  • The SADC free trade agreement based on the agreed tariff phasedown was launched at the August 2008 summit in South Africa.


  • In the 1980s, tradable-permit systems were used to accomplish the phasedown of lead in gasoline ­ (at a savings of about $250 million per year), and to facilitate the phaseout of ozone-depleting chloroflourocarbons (CFCs); and in the

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  • Related to this, a third factor was that the SO2 allowance trading program, the leaded gasoline phasedown, and the CFC phaseout were all designed to reduce emissions, not simply to reallocate them cost-effectively among sources.

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  • Jindal initially wanted to extend a 25 percent tax credit on film production expenses, eliminating a phasedown of the program. Latest News

  • In April, Kerry and another leading Democrat, Senate Environment Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer wrote Obama calling for using the ozone treaty to phasedown HFCs by 85 percent by 2030.


  • Reifsnyder, as head of the U.S. delegation to the Montreal Protocol, along with Canada and Mexico, has proposed an amendment to the treaty, calling for an HFC phasedown.

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