downscale downscale  /ˈdaʊn ˌskeɪl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) intended for people with low incomes

Usage(s):

  1. The Hi Point 9mm is another downscale semiautomatic frequently seized from suspects in the 18-to-24 age range; it has a time-to-crime span of just one year.
  2. And downscale white Democrats simply aren't as conservative as they were in the Archie Bunker days.
  3. Such amenities, designers believe, prove that downsizing doesn't mean downscale.

News

  • Apple Phablet, Plastic iPhone May Be in the Works

    Rumors of an iPhone with a 5-inch screen and a downscale handset targeted at emerging markets popped up once again Thursday. Specifically, Apple may introduce two big-screen phones, or "phablets," and an all-plastic model that would be offered in several colors and sell at a price that would be appealing to handset shoppers in emerging markets like China, according to a report.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TechNewsWorld.com

Quotes

  1. "We would possibly downscale our growth targets, but it's still positive," Ralph Recto, economic planning chief, told reporters.
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Ralph Recto Source: Inquirer.net

  2. Obama, 46, has "had a problem with lower-income, downscale, blue-collar Democrats from the beginning," Trippi said. "He typically appeals to better educated, upscale Democrats."
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Joe Trippi Source: Bloomberg

  3. Obama could pull an upset, Fauntroy said, if he gets a large turnout among black voters and manages to "crack this downscale white voter who has moved to Hillary Clinton."
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Michael K. Fauntroy Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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