re·duc·tion noun \ri-ˈdək-shən\
: the replacement or realignment of a body part in normal position or restoration of a bodily condition to normal
: the process of reducing by chemical or electrochemical means
: the psychological diminishment of emotion or needs through activity or adjustment
: meiosis; specifically : production of the gametic chromosome number in the first meiotic division
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