from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reduce in number or size: a corporation that downsized its personnel in response to a poor economy.
- transitive v. To dismiss or lay off from work: workers who were downsized during the recession.
- transitive v. To make in a smaller size: cars that were downsized during an era of high gasoline prices.
- intransitive v. To become smaller in size by reductions in personnel: Corporations continued to downsize after the economy recovered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce in size or number.
- v. To reduce the workforce of.
- v. To terminate the employment of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make in a smaller size
- v. dismiss from work
- v. reduce in size or number
down- + size (Wiktionary)