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English noun: reduction

1. reduction (act) the act of decreasing or reducing something

Synonymsdecrease, diminution, step-down

Broader (hypernym)change of magnitude

Narrower (hyponym)alleviation, amortisation, amortization, contraction, cut, cutback, de-escalation, declassification, deduction, deduction, deflation, depletion, depreciation, devaluation, devitalisation, devitalization, discount, easement, easing, extenuation, lowering, minimisation, minimization, mitigation, mitigation, moderation, palliation, price reduction, relief, reverse split, reverse stock split, rollback, shelter, shortening, shrinking, split down, subtraction, tax credit, tax shelter, weakening

Antonymsstep-up, increase

2. reduction (process) 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


Broader (hypernym)chemical reaction, reaction

3. reduction (act) the act of reducing complexity


Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)schematisation, schematization

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