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Definition 1: the act of decreasing or reducing something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reduction in the sense of this definition

(reduction is a kind of ...) the act of changing the amount or size of something

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of letting the air out of something

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

(... is a kind of reduction ) reducing prices back to some earlier level

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing the strength of something

(... is a kind of reduction ) a decrease in price or value

"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

(... is a kind of reduction ) a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

(... is a kind of reduction ) the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years

(... is a kind of reduction ) reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon

(... is a kind of reduction ) a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of becoming less

(... is a kind of reduction ) act of decreasing in length

"the dress needs shortening"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing the amount or number

"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the action of lessening in severity or intensity

"the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of causing to become less

(... is a kind of reduction ) a reduction in quantity or rate

(... is a kind of reduction ) the reduction of something's value or worth

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing the vitality of something

(... is a kind of reduction ) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

(... is a kind of reduction ) (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of decreasing something markedly

(... is a kind of reduction ) a direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)

Definition 2: the act of reducing complexity - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reduction in the sense of this definition

(reduction is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of reduction ) the act of reducing to a scheme or formula

Definition 3: any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for reduction in the sense of this definition

(reduction is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

"there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"

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