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Meaning of STEP DOWN

Pronunciation:  step dawn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of decreasing or reducing something
  2. [v]  reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
  3. [v]  give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
 
 Synonyms: decrease, de-escalate, diminution, leave office, quit, reduction, resign, weaken
 
 Antonyms: escalate, increase, intensify, step up, step-up, take office
 
 See Also: alleviation, amortisation, amortization, change of magnitude, cut, cutback, declassification, decrease, deduction, de-escalation, deflation, depart, depletion, depreciation, devaluation, devitalisation, devitalization, discount, easement, easing, extenuation, fall, give up, leave, lessen, lowering, minify, minimisation, minimization, mitigation, moderation, palliation, price reduction, pull up stakes, relief, renounce, retire, reverse split, reverse stock split, rollback, shelter, shortening, shrinking, split down, subtraction, tax credit, tax deduction, tax shelter, vacate, weakening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Step"-down`\, a. (Elec.)
Transforming or converting a current of high potential or
pressure into one of low pressure; as, a step-down
transformer.

 

 

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