Definition of Step-up

1. Noun. The act of increasing something. "He gave me an increase in salary"




Definition of Step-up

1. Adjective. That increases in stages ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a transformer etc) That increases a voltage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Step-up

step-father
step-fathers
step-in
step-ins
step-nephew
step-nephews
step-niece
step-nieces
step-sibling
step-siblings
step-through
step-throughs
step-thru
step-uncle
step-uncles
step-up (current term)
step-up transformer
step aerobics
step aside
step back
step by step
step change
step changes
step chart
step dance
step dancing
step down
step flashing
step foot
step forward

Literary usage of Step-up

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1. What is Electricity? by John Trowbridge (1896)
"This arrangement constitutes a species of double Ruhmkorff coil, or two step-up transformers. Instead of using a battery to excite the first Ruhmkorff coil, ..."

2. X rays: An Introduction to the Study of Röntgen Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1914)
"... inserted. the desirability of avoiding its use by not generating the inverse current at all, if that were possible. HIGH-TENSION step-up TRANSFORMERS. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1903)
"De Forest was the first to use the alternating current and " step up " transformer, which is now known to have been used by Marconi in his long-distance ..."

4. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1918)
"... inserted. the desirability of avoiding its use by not generating the inverse current at all, if that were possible. HIGH-TENSION step-up TRANSFORMERS. ..."

5. Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 by Frank Marshall Eastman (1922)
"... entirely to his own determination to succeed, which has led him step by step up the ladder of success to the point which he now so deservedly occupies. ..."

6. Alternating-current Electricity and Its Applications to Industry by William Henry Timbie, Henry Harold Higbie (1914)
"Alternating-current Systems for Long-distance Transmission where step-up Transformers are Required. Where the transmission of electric power must be made to ..."

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