RIF


RIF
\\ˈrif\ noun (-s)
Etymology: reduction in force
1. : a process of reduction of personnel (as of a government organization) especially for reasons of economy — compare riff IX
2. : the act of dismissing a person especially from government employment for reasons of economy; also : a notice of such dismissal

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/rif/, v.t., riffed, riffing. Informal.
to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, esp. as part of an economy program.
Also, riff.
[1945-50; special use of RIF]

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RIF (no periods) or R.I.F.,
U.S. Reduction In Force (a notice of dismissal of government employees).

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