tradeoff, tradeoffs, trade-offs
An exchange; esp., a giving up of one benefit, advantage, etc. in order to gain another regarded as more desirable.
An advantage or improvement that necessitates the corresponding loss or degradation of something else.
Improved graphics at the expense of battery life was a tradeoff the designers were willing to make.
Any situation in which the quality or quantity of one thing must be decreased for another to be increased.
In writing, there's often a trade-off between being concise and being complete.
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