step-down

noun \ ˈstep-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of step-down

:a decrease or reduction in size or amount
  • a step-down in dosage

First Known Use of step-down

1922


step down

verb

Definition of step down

intransitive verb
transitive verb
1 :to lower (a voltage) by means of a transformer
2 :to decrease or reduce especially by one or more steps

step-down

play \ˈstep-ˌdau̇n\ adjective

First Known Use of step down

1890



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