downsizing
downsizing downsizing n. (Economics) the reduction of expeditures and personnel in order to become financial stable; -- of businesses.

Syn: retrenchment, curtailment. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Downsizing — (engl. für Verkleinerung, Verringerung, Abbau, Gesundschrumpfung) bedeutet eine Verkleinerung technischer Größen (zum Beispiel Gewicht, Hubraum) bei gleicher oder ähnlicher Leistungsfähigkeit hierdurch sinkt der Energieverbrauch. Am häufigsten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • downsizing — A company s reduction in the number of employees, number of bureaucratic levels, and overall size in an attempt to increase efficiency and profitability. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * downsizing down‧siz‧ing [ˈdaʊnˌsaɪzɪŋ] noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Downsizing — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le terme Downsizing peut désigner : En informatique, le downsizing consiste à remplacer une machine puissante par un réseau de petites machines. En… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • downsizing — noun a) An act in which a company downsizes or is downsized He lost his job in the last downsizing. b) miniaturization Downsizing is one of the leading trends in automotive engine design …   Wiktionary

  • Downsizing — Down|si|zing 〈[ daʊnsaızıŋ] n.; od. s; unz.〉 1. 〈Wirtsch.〉 1.1 Reduktion von Arbeitskräften 1.2 Verringerung der Produktion 2. 〈EDV〉 Ersetzen eines zentralen Rechnersystems durch kleinere, miteinander vernetzte Systeme [<engl. down „hinunter,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • downsizing — ● ►en /down say zing/ n. m. ►DECI Littéralement plan social d une entreprise, avec réduction d effectifs, réduction de taille ou descente en taille, appelée méchamment dégraissage en France, comme si le personnel licencié constituait de la… …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • downsizing — A reduction in the size of an organization, especially by cutting the number of direct employees. The main purpose of downsizing is to improve profitability by reducing costs, although there may also be gains in both focus and flexibility. Apart… …   Accounting dictionary

  • downsizing — A reduction in the size of an organization, especially by cutting the number of direct employees. The main purpose of downsizing is to improve profitability by reducing costs, although there may also be gains in both focus and flexibility. Apart… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • downsizing —    The redesign of mainframebased business applications to applications capable of running on smaller, lessexpensive systems, often PC LANs. Client/ server architecture is the model most often implemented during downsizing. When applications are… …   Dictionary of networking

  • Downsizing — Down|si|zing 〈 [daʊnsaızıŋ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.〉 1. 〈Wirtsch.〉 a) Reduktion von Arbeitskräften b) Verringerung der Produktion 2. 〈EDV〉 Ersetzen eines zentralen Rechnersystems durch kleinere, miteinander vernetzte Systeme [Etym.: <engl.… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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