Trade-off
Tradeoff Trade"off, Trade-off Trade"-off, n. 1. the exchange of one thing (object, right, opportunity) for another of approximately equal value, so as to seal a bargain, or effect a compromise. [PJC]

2. the giving up of one desired objective in order to attain another, when both cannot be achieved at the same time; as, the factory workers viewed the trade-off of air quality for jobs as a necessary evil. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • trade-off — ˈtrade off noun [countable] a balance between two situations in order to get an acceptable result: • The legal restrictions will remain as a trade off for allowing interstate investment. * * * trade off UK US /ˈtreɪdɒf/ noun [C, usually singular] …   Financial and business terms

  • Trade-off — o simplemente tradeoff es una situación en la cual se debe perder cierta cualidad a cambio de otra cualidad. Implica una decisión en la cual se comprende totalmente las ventajas y desventajas de cada elección. Por ejemplo, en una compra se puede… …   Wikipedia Español

  • trade-off — trade offs also tradeoff N COUNT A trade off is a situation where you make a compromise between two things, or where you exchange all or part of one thing for another. [JOURNALISM] The newspaper s headline indicates that there was a trade off at… …   English dictionary

  • trade-off — n a balance between two opposing things, that you are willing to accept in order to achieve something a trade off between sth and sth ▪ There has to be a trade off between quality and quantity if we want to keep prices low …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trade-off — trade ,off noun count the fact that you can only have one of two things, or the degree to which you can have both: the trade off between efficiency and quality a. an agreement to do something if someone else does something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trade-off — trade′ off or trade′off n. the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, esp. to effect a compromise • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • trade-off — trade off. См. различающийся признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • trade off — index barter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trade-off — /tre(i)d&Ef, ingl. ˈtreɪdˌHf/ [vc. ingl., propr. «scambio»] s. m. inv. (econ.) punto di equilibrio, compromesso …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • trade-off — ► NOUN ▪ a balance achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; a compromise …   English terms dictionary

  • trade-off — ☆ trade off [trād′ôf΄ ] n. an exchange; esp., a giving up of one benefit, advantage, etc. in order to gain another regarded as more desirable: also written tradeoff …   English World dictionary

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