trade-off

trade-off

[treyd-awf, -of]
noun
the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to effect a compromise.
Also, tradeoff.


Origin:
1960–65; noun use of verb phrase trade off

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trade-off
 
n
an exchange, esp as a compromise

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