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Noun: step-down  'step,dawn
  1. The act of decreasing or reducing something
    - decrease, diminution, reduction
Verb: step down  step dawn
  1. Give up or retire from a position
    "The Secretary of the Navy will step down next month";
    - leave office, quit, resign
     
  2. Reduce the level, intensity, size or scope of
    "step down a crisis";
    - de-escalate, weaken

Derived forms: stepping down, steps down, step-downs, stepped down

Type of: change of magnitude, decrease, depart, leave, lessen, minify, pull up stakes