Definitions for: Step Down

[n] the act of decreasing or reducing something
[v] reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
[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"

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

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

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