how to pronounce downsize


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downsize is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of downsize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… then it's time to to downsize or take a …”

meanings of downsize


  1. To reduce in size or number.
  2. To reduce the workforce of.
  3. To terminate the employment of.

downsize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downsize occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics downsize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that downsize can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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