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A balance achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; a compromise.‘a trade-off between objectivity and relevance’
swap, exchange, switch, barter, interchange, substitution, replacement, trade-offView synonyms
- ‘You need trade-offs in society, and we're not in a situation to say better rich and healthy than sick and poor.’
- ‘Consider trade-offs between rapid supply responses and quality control.’
- ‘Through their activity, animals can adaptively balance trade-offs between food and safety.’
- ‘Having tight control like this is a trade-off for a nuanced and complex narrative.’
- ‘The author writes a good deal about the limitations of security protocols, and the trade-offs between good security and other desirable things.’
- ‘Essentially the decision comes down to a trade-off between features and portability.’
- ‘Our objective this year is to win a race even if we have to compromise our championship position somewhat, we will make the trade-off.’
- ‘Nor, for once, does the good ride mean a trade-off in compromised handling.’
- ‘Security is a trade-off, and the trade-offs in the Patriot Act were extreme.’
- ‘Consequently, a trade-off has been predicted between competitive ability and flooding tolerance.’
- ‘This article does not discuss these oscillators at length but highlights some of the feature trade-offs.’
- ‘Politicians make compromises and trade-offs to secure what is in their view the best for their constituents.’
- ‘Coercion and trade-offs are replaced with creative alternatives, and compromise with synthesis.’
- ‘Of course there is a trade-off between such advantages of large cells and the disadvantages of slower cell multiplication.’
- ‘There is a trade-off between perfection on the one hand and speed, economy, and finality on the other hand.’
- ‘At last, farmers escaped from the vicious trade-off between soil exhaustion and leaving land idle.’
- ‘It is a trade-off that continues into the era of digital cellular telephones.’
- ‘A long-discredited hypothesis to explain this holds that substituting carbs and sugar for fat is a bad trade-off.’
- ‘There may often be a trade-off between portability and ownership, and so users may have to decide which is more important.’
- ‘There's inevitably a trade-off between keeping company or continuing a conversation with them and keeping moving.’
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