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trade-off

[treyd-awf, -of] /ˈtreɪdˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to effect a compromise.
Also, tradeoff.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; noun use of verb phrase trade off
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British Dictionary definitions for trade-off

trade-off

noun
1.
an exchange, esp as a compromise
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