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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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  • The tesla antenna as a receiver acts as a stepdown transformer with high current output.

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