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definition of the word reduction

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From Middle English reduccion, from Old French reducion, from Latin reductio.

Singular
reduction

Plural
reductions

reduction (plural reductions)

  1. The act, process, or result of reducing.
  2. The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
    A 5% reduction in robberies
  3. (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.
  4. (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.
  5. (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.
  6. (music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.
  7. (philosophy, phenomenology) A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)


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