Pronunciation: (giv'bak"), [key]
1. (in union negotiations) a reduction in employee wages or benefits conceded by a union in exchange for other benefits or in recognition of depressed economic conditions: Givebacks have not slowed the number of shutdowns.
2. something returned, rebated, etc.: Givebacks to dealers have increased car sales. Also,give'-back".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.