What does ramp up mean?

Definitions for ramp up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. build up, work up, build, ramp up(verb)

    bolster or strengthen

    "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"


  1. ramp up(Verb)

    To increase rapidly to a new value.

  2. ramp up(Verb)

    To increase (something) rapidly to a new value; to cause (something) to ramp up.

  3. ramp up(Verb)

    To start up; to be in an initial phase of rapid increase.

  4. ramp up(Verb)

    To start (something) up; to cause (something) to ramp up.


  1. Ramp up

    Ramp up is a term used in economics and business to describe an increase in firm production ahead of anticipated increases in product demand. Alternatively, ramp up describes the period between product development, and maximum capacity utilization, characterized by product and process experimentation and improvements. Ramp up typically occurs when a company strikes a deal with a distributor, retailer, or producer, which will substantially increase product demand. For example, in June, 2008, after launching a joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile, Toyota announced that it would “ramp up” production in China to meet expected increases in market demand by constructing a plant in Guangdong, which would produce some 120,000 additional Camry sedans. As ramp up is typical in early stages of firm or market development, the term and process is widely associated with venture capital, which seek to rapidly increase rate of return on investment, just prior to exit. For example, Wrightspeed, the producer of the X1 electric car prototype, began to seek out capital in order to hire on 50 well-trained employees in order to “ramp up” production in anticipation of sales successes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp up in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ramp up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Hayes:

    Pratt faces some significant headwinds on this ramp-up.

  2. Klaus Richter:

    For United Technologies it is basically one business unit with one challenge and if needed they can support it massively to safeguard their ramp-up, and they will.

  3. David Brewster:

    India sees the presence of any Chinese naval vessel as an intrusion. There is a big ramp-up in their presence, which is clearly intended to send a message to India.

  4. Mike Rogers:

    You've just limited your ability to do something, i would argue you're going to have to ramp up sanctions. It needs to be very serious. Remember - a nation-state was threatening violence.

  5. Didier Evrard:

    This( first flight) is one event, a very significant event, but the program is a fast moving body and this is just the first step, our next challenges are maturity at EIS and production ramp-up. The A380 program has been rich in lessons for this program and has led to us to deeply rework our practices.

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