Definition Of downgrades

verb

a downward gradient, typically on a railroad track or road.

This was the original Montreal-Toronto mainline (legally the Ontario & Quebec Railway) and a roller coaster of upgrades and downgrades .

an instance of reducing someone or something's rank, status, or level of importance.

A later rating by rival Moody's Investors Service kept Ford's debt rating at investment-grade status, the S&P downgrades shocked the corporate bond market.

reduce to a lower grade, rank, or level of importance.

some jobs had gradually been downgraded from skilled to semiskilled

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