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step-down

[step-doun] /ˈstɛpˌdaʊn/
adjective, Electricity
1.
serving to reduce or decrease voltage:
a step-down transformer.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; adj. use of verb phrase step down
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British Dictionary definitions for step-down

step down

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to reduce gradually
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to resign or abdicate (from a position)
3.
(intransitive) (informal) to assume an inferior or less senior position
adjective (prenominal)
4.
(of a transformer) reducing a high voltage applied to the primary winding to a lower voltage on the secondary winding Compare step up
5.
decreasing or falling by stages
noun
6.
(informal) a decrease in quantity or size
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