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Definitions of 'Trade-off'

Definition of 'trade-off'
From: WordNet
noun
An exchange that occurs as a compromise; "I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine" [syn: tradeoff, trade-off]
Definition of 'Trade-off'
From: GCIDE
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]
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