reduction

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  • (noun): The act or process of reducing.
  • (noun): The result of reducing: a reduction in absenteeism.
  • (noun): The amount by which something is lessened or diminished: a reduction of 12 percent in violent crime.
  • (noun): Biology The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced. Also called reduction division.
  • (noun): Chemistry A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
  • (noun): Chemistry A reaction in which hydrogen is combined with a compound.
  • (noun): Chemistry A reaction in which oxygen is removed from a compound.
  • (noun): Mathematics The canceling of common factors in the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
  • (noun): Mathematics The converting of a fraction to its decimal equivalent.
  • (noun): Mathematics The converting of an expression or equation to its simplest form.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): the act of reducing complexity
  • (noun): 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): the act of decreasing or reducing something

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Reduction, reduced, or reduce may refer to:

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  • The term reduction is often used to refer to the relation between a theory and its historical successor.

  • You see, this reduction is all about reducing weight for the launch of the ISS-Trimmed Orion on Ares-I.

  • But the word "reduction" was dropped in the editing process.

  • Analysts believe that the reduction is already stimulating investment and helping to boost economic growth.

  • "My assessment is that we will see a short term reduction in Chinese deals with Iran, but ultimately China will re-enter the market with gusto and take as much Iranian oil as it can, while it can, at rock bottom prices."

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