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trade–off

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trade–off/ˈtreɪdˌɑːf/noun
pluraltrade–offs
trade–off
/ˈtreɪdˌɑːf/
noun
pluraltrade–offs
Learner's definition of TRADE–OFF  
[count]
: a situation in which you must choose between or balance two things that are opposite or cannot be had at the same time — often + between
US  : something that you do not want but must accept in order to have something that you want
— see also trade off at 2trade
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