(USED WITH OBJECT) [DOWN·SIZED, DOWN·SIZ·ING.]
to design or manufacture a smaller version or type of: The automotive industry downsized its cars for improved fuel economy.
to reduce in number; cut back.
being of a smaller size
or version: a downsize car.
Many synonyms such as downsizing exist, most of which are euphemisms or
doublespeak and more abstract descriptions of the process, most of which can
In a business enterprise, downsizing is reducing the number of employees on the
operating payroll. Some users distinguish downsizing from a layoff , with ...
Downsizing refers to the reduction of a company's labor force. Instead of firing
workers, however, the employer shrinks the payroll by permanently eliminating ...
A "downsizing" simply means releasing employees because the operation no
longer needs them; reorganization or restructuring of the institution has
Downsizing occurs when a company permanently reduces its workforce.
DEFINITION of 'Downsize'. Reducing the size of a company by eliminating
workers and/or divisions within the company. It is sometimes referred to as "
In this lesson, you will learn why organizations choose to downsize their
operations and about the implications that organizational downsizing has...
v. down·sized, down·siz·ing, down·siz·es. v.tr. 1. To reduce in number or size: a
corporation that downsized its personnel in response to a poor economy. 2.