Definition of Downgrading

1. Verb. (present participle of downgrade) ¹



2. Noun. A downgrade; a reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downgrading

1. downgrade [v] - See also: downgrade

Lexicographical Neighbors of Downgrading

downflow
downflowing
downflows
downfold
downfolded
downfolding
downfolds
downforce
downforces
downgoing
downgoings
downgone
downgrade
downgraded
downgrades
downgrading (current term)
downgradings
downgyved
downhaul
downhauls
downhearted
downheartedly
downheartedness
downhill
downhiller
downhillers
downhills
downhole
downier
downiest

Literary usage of Downgrading

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Informationby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Administrative Termination/ downgrading. A personnel clearance shall be ... Administrative downgrading of a personnel clearance is accomplished by ..."

2. Information Security Program Regulation: U.S. Dept. of Defenseby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Any downgrading or declassification determination shall be indicated on each ... Section 5 downgrading 3-500 Automatic downgrading Classified information ..."

3. National Industrial Security Program: Operating Manualby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Each notice shall specify the authority for the downgrading or declassification action, ... When documents or other material subject to downgrading or ..."

4. Security Awareness in the 1980s: Featured Articles From Security Awareness (1992)
"Upgrading And downgrading Systems approved for classified processing need not be used ... Failure to follow approved procedures for system downgrading and ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Nixon Administration Accused of downgrading Science A prominent science historian charged last week that "science has apparently dropped out of the high ..."

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