Downshift vs Upshift - What's the difference?

downshift | upshift | Antonyms |

Downshift is an antonym of upshift.


As verbs the difference between downshift and upshift

is that downshift is to shift a transmission into a lower gear while upshift is (automotive) to shift to a higher gear.

As a noun upshift is

(automotive) a shift to a higher gear.

downshift

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To shift a transmission into a lower gear.
  • To function at a lower rate.
  • upshift

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (automotive) A shift to a higher gear
  • *{{quote-book, 1999, Kurt Neuffer & Kurt Engelsdorf, chapter=Transmission Control, editor=Ronald K. Jurgen, Automotive Electronics Handbook citation
  • , passage=For example, the vehicle starts off in second gear or an upshift takes place at lower engine speeds. }}
  • (science, engineering) A shift to a higher level, such as of frequency or growth
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (automotive) To shift to a higher gear
  • You can upshift to second gear once the car is moving.
  • (science, engineering) To shift to a higher level, such as of frequency or growth rate
  • The frequency of the light is upshifted .

    Antonyms

    *downshift

    Derived terms

    *upshifter