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step-down

(stĕp′doun′)
adj.
1. Decreasing in stages: a step-down gear.
2. Electricity Serving to reduce voltage: a step-down transformer.
n.
A reduction in amount or size.

step′-down`



adj.
1. serving to decrease voltage: a step-down transformer.
n.
2. a decrease or reduction in rate or quantity.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.step-down - the act of decreasing or reducing somethingstep-down - the act of decreasing or reducing something
change of magnitude - the act of changing the amount or size of something
cut - the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
mitigation, moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
lowering - the act of causing to become less
cutback - a reduction in quantity or rate
devaluation - the reduction of something's value or worth
devitalisation, devitalization - the act of reducing the vitality of something
mitigation, palliation, extenuation - to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
de-escalation - (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
minimisation, minimization - the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
shrinking - the act of becoming less
subtraction, deduction - the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
deflation - the act of letting the air out of something
discount, price reduction, deduction - the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
rollback - reducing prices back to some earlier level
weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
depreciation - a decrease in price or value; "depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
contraction - the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
reverse split, reverse stock split, split down - a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
amortisation, amortization - the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
declassification - reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
tax shelter, shelter - a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
tax credit - a direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)
Translations

step-down

adj (Elec) → heruntertransformierend
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