I. noun Date: 1857 1. a downward grade (as of a road) 2. a descent toward an inferior state <
a career on the downgrade
II. transitive verb Date: 1930 1. to lower in quality, value, status, or extent 2. minimize, depreciate

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  • Downgrade — (englisch downgrade = zurückstufen) ist der gegenteilige Vorgang zum Upgrade. Er bezeichnet die Rücknahme einer bereits durchgeführten technischen Verbesserung. Sehr verbreitet ist dieser Vorgang im Zusammenhang mit Computer Software.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • downgrade — [n] slope decline, declivity, descent, dip, hill, inclination, pitch; concepts 509,738 Ant. upgrade downgrade [v] lower in opinion or rank abase, bench*, break*, bump*, bust*, declass, decrease, decry, degrade, demerit, demote, denigrate,… …   New thesaurus

  • downgrade — ☆ downgrade [doun′grād΄ ] n. 1. a downward slope, esp. in a road 2. a lowering in rank, value, etc. adj., adv. downhill; downward vt. downgraded, downgrading 1. to demote to a less skilled job at lower pay 2. to lower in importance, value, esteem …   English World dictionary

  • Downgrade — est un terme informatique signifiant le retour à une version antérieur de système ou de logiciel. Rétroversionning en français Portail de l’informatique Catégorie : Terminologie de l informatique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • downgrade — I verb debase, decline, deduct, deflate, defrock, degrade, demote, depreciate, deprive, deteriorate, discredit, disgrace, disparage, humiliate, mock, pillory, reduce, supersede, suspend, unfrock II index debase, decline, deduct (reduce) …   Law dictionary

  • downgrade — 1858 (n.), 1930 (v.), from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + GRADE (Cf. grade) …   Etymology dictionary

  • downgrade — ► VERB ▪ reduce to a lower grade, rank, or level of importance …   English terms dictionary

  • Downgrade — A classic negative change in ratings for a stock, and or other rated security. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * downgrade down‧grade [ˈdaʊngreɪd] verb [transitive] 1. to give something less importance, for example by spending less… …   Financial and business terms

  • downgrade — A negative change in ratings for a stock, or other rated security. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * downgrade down‧grade [ˈdaʊngreɪd] verb [transitive] 1. to give something less importance, for example by spending less money on it or reducing …   Financial and business terms

  • downgrade — UK [ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms downgrade : present tense I/you/we/they downgrade he/she/it downgrades present participle downgrading past tense downgraded past participle downgraded 1) to treat something in a way that shows… …   English dictionary

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