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trade-off

or tradeoff

[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.
Origin of trade-off
1960-1965
1960-65; noun use of verb phrase trade off
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trade-off

noun
1.
an exchange, esp as a compromise
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Word Origin and History for tradeoff
n.

also trade-off, "sacrifice of one benefit for another," 1959, from verbal phrase to trade off; see trade + off.

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tradeoff in Culture

tradeoff definition


What must be given up, and what is gained, when an economic decision is made.

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