reductive


re·duc·tive

adjective \ri-ˈdək-tiv\

: dealing with or describing something complicated in a simple or too simple way

Full Definition of REDUCTIVE

1
:  of, relating to, causing, or involving reduction
2
:  of or relating to reductionism :  reductionistic
re·duc·tive·ly adverb
re·duc·tive·ness noun

Examples of REDUCTIVE

  1. a reductive interpretation of the theory

First Known Use of REDUCTIVE

1633

re·duc·tive

adjective \ri-ˈdək-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REDUCTIVE

: of, relating to, causing, or involving reduction

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