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reduction

noun re·duc·tion \ri-ˈdək-shən\

: the act of making something smaller in size, amount, number, etc. : the act of reducing something

: an amount by which something is reduced

Full Definition of REDUCTION

1
:  the act or process of reducing :  the state of being reduced
2
a :  something made by reducing
b :  the amount by which something is reduced
3
[Spanish reducción, from Latin reduction-, reductio] :  a South American Indian settlement directed by Jesuit missionaries
4
:  meiosis 2; specifically :  production of the gametic chromosome number in the first meiotic division
re·duc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of REDUCTION

  1. a drastic reduction in size
  2. Many voters want to see some reduction of the deficit.
  3. There is a 20 percent reduction on selected items during this sale.

Origin of REDUCTION

Middle English reduccion restoration, from Middle French reducion, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin reduction-, reductio reduction (in a syllogism), from Latin, restoration, from reducere
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

reduction

noun re·duc·tion \ri-ˈdək-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REDUCTION

1
:  the replacement or realignment of a body part in normal position or restoration of a bodily condition to normal
2
:  the process of reducing by chemical or electrochemical means
3
:  the psychological diminishment of emotion or needs through activity or adjustment
4
:  meiosis; specifically :  production of the gametic chromosome number in the first meiotic division

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