phase out


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phase out something

also phase something out
to gradually stop providing or using something The city decided to phase out half-day kindergarten for 4-year-olds in the public schools.
Opposite of: phase in (something)
See also: out, phase

phase out

v.
To take something or someone out of service gradually or in stages: The company phased out the old model of vacuum cleaner, and it's hard to find any in the stores now. We will gradually phase the old schedule out to create a more efficient one.
See also: out, phase
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The combined effect of the phase out of the itemized deductions and exemptions is that the effective marginal rates in the bubble will be even higher than that shown in Tables 1 and 2.
Phase Out intends to conduct a due diligence investigation of the assets to be acquired.
The report highlights a variety of investment risks related to sustainability issues, most notably energy price volatility and conservation measures, product toxicity and liability, land contamination as well as regulations in Europe indicating possible phase outs and restrictions.
In addition, scheduled regulated revenue and EBITDA declines in Michigan and New York resulted from state mandated extended areas calling and program phase outs, respectively.
product phase outs and launch costs for new programs which began in
Including the results of planned phase outs of low-margin contract-manufacturing volumes related to divested product lines, sales of the Other Products and Components segment rose 11 percent from the prior-year quarter.
9 million in the third quarter 1993 due to product phase outs and launch costs for new programs which began in 1994.
8 million in the second quarter 1993 due to product phase outs and new program launch costs for programs which begin in 1994.
2 million in 1994 due to product phase outs and new program launch costs for programs which begin in 1994.
The company agreed that no plant closings, phase outs or sales of any facilities will take place during this agreement without the approval of the union.