reductio

noun re·duc·tio \rə̇ˈdəkshēˌō, rēˈ-; rāˈdu̇ktēˌō\

Definition of reductio

plural

reductiones

  1. :  an act or process of reducing —used as the first term in phrases relating to disproof of a proposition by arguing it to an obviously false conclusion reductio ad impossible — compare ad absurdum

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Origin and Etymology of reductio

Late Latin — more at reduction


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