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downsizing

(jargon)
The process of moving an application program from a mainframe to a cheaper system, typically a client-server system.

downsizing

(1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.

(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
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