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“trade-off” in British English

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uk /ˈtreɪd.ɒf/ us /ˈtreɪd.ɑːf/

(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 /ˈtreɪdɒf/ us

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 companies offer the best trade-off between risk and return for most individual investors.
a trade-off for sth The explosion in data collection 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)