Definition of Reduction

  • (n.) The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; conversion to a given state or condition; diminution; conquest; as, the reduction of a body to powder; the reduction of things to order; the reduction of the expenses of government; the reduction of a rebellious province.
  • (n.) The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
  • (v. t.) The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
  • (v. t.) The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
  • (v. t.) The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
  • (v. t.) The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
  • (v. t.) The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
  • (v. t.) The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.

Antonyms of Reduction


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Homophones of Reduction


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