Downgraded Storm Hits Southeast China
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Typhoon Wipha slammed into the coast south of Shanghai Wednesday as authorities evacuated 2 million people.
The earnings downgrade reflects a series of troubles that have plagued Sony, and called into question its manufacturing prowess and reputation for quality.
As a consultant, a student of W. Edwards Deming, and a long-timer observer of Japanese manufacturing prowess, I am always on the lookout for ways to boost productivity and lower costs.
- Superior skill or ability.
- Superior strength, courage, or daring, especially in battle.
[Middle English prowesse, from Old French proesse, from prud, prou, brave. See proud.]
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to reduce someone or something to a lower rank or position, or to make something less important or less valued:
My job's been downgraded to that of ordinary editor.
We mustn't let management downgrade the importance of safety at work.
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to improve the quality or usefulness of something, such as a machine or a computer program, or give a person a more important job or state that their job is more important than it was in the past:
It's quite simple to upgrade the indexing software.
Congratulations, I hear you've been upgraded to divisional manager.
NOTE: The opposite is downgrade.
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a hardware upgrade
The upgrade to version 5.0 costs $395.