- Present participle of downsize.
- An act in which a company downsizes or is downsized
- He lost his job in the last downsizing.
- (automotive) Reducing engine's capacity at same power or increasing engine's power without increasing capacity
- Downsizing is one of the leading trends in automotive engine design.
downsizing - Computer Definition
(1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.
(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
downsizing - Investment & Finance Definition
A reduction in a company’s workforce, typically accompanied through layoffs. A company downsizes in order to reduce costs. Downsizing is done in a period of declining sales and is one of the few things a company can do to improve its profitability when it isn’t able to sell more goods. Companies usually take restructuring charges that are applied to their income statement in order to account for the costs associated with laying people off, such as severance pay.