downgrade

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Etymology[edit]

From down- +‎ grade.

Noun[edit]

downgrade (plural downgrades)

  1. A reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.

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downgrade (third-person singular simple present downgrades, present participle downgrading, simple past and past participle downgraded)

  1. To place lower in position.
    The stock was downgraded from 'buy' to 'sell'.
  2. To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      More significantly, rigid deference to Bieber’s still-young core fan base keeps things resolutely PG, with any acknowledgement of sex either couched in vague “touch your body” workarounds or downgraded to desirous hand-holding and eye-gazing.
  3. (meteorology) to reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.
  4. (computing) To revert software back to an older version.

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