downgrading: meaning and definitions

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What is downgrading?

What is downgrading?

  • To lower the status, rank, or salary of: The weather service downgraded the hurricane to a tropical storm.
  • To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of: downgraded his team's contribution to the project.
  • A descending slope, as in a road.
  • An act of downgrading, as in status, rank, or amount: The company averted a downgrade of its credit rating.
  • A decline, as in fortune, status, or condition: a neighborhood on the downgrade.

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