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"trade-off" in British English

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trade-offnoun

uk   /ˈtreɪd.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
[C] a ​situation in which you ​balance two ​opposingsituations or ​qualities: There is a trade-off between doing the ​jobaccurately and doing it ​quickly. She said that she'd had to make a trade-off between her ​job and her ​family. [C usually singular] a ​situation in which you ​accept something ​bad in ​order to have something good: For some ​carbuyers, ​lack of ​space is an ​acceptable trade-off for a ​sportydesign.
(Definition of trade-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trade-off" in Business English

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trade-offnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈtreɪdɒf/
a ​situation in which you ​accept something you do not like or want in ​order to have something that you want: a trade-off between sth and sth These ​companiesoffer the best trade-off between ​risk and ​return for most ​individualinvestors.a trade-off for sth The explosion in ​datacollection has been ​accepted by many as a trade-off for ​convenience and ​discounts. trade-off decisions
(Definition of trade-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trade-off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平衡, 协调, 妥协,让步…
in Turkish değiş tokuş yapma…
in Russian компромисс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平衡, 協調, 妥協,讓步…
in Polish kompromis…
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