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English definition of “trade-off”

trade-off

noun [C]     /ˈtreɪdɒf/
a situation where you accept something bad in order to have something good: There's always a trade-off between speed and quality.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
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