Associations to the word «Reduction»


REDUCTION, noun. The act, process, or result of reducing.
REDUCTION, noun. The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
REDUCTION, noun. (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.
REDUCTION, noun. (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.
REDUCTION, noun. (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.
REDUCTION, noun. (computability theory) a transformation of one problem into another problem, such as mapping reduction or polynomial reduction.
REDUCTION, noun. (music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.
REDUCTION, noun. (philosophy) (phenomenology) A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)
REDUCTION, noun. (medicine) A medical procedure to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
REDUCTION DIVISION, noun. (biology) (genetics) (cytology) the first of the two divisions of meiosis, a type of cell division.
REDUCTION DIVISION, noun. (biology) (genetics) (cytology) meiosis as a whole, a type of cell division.
REDUCTION FURNACE, noun. A form of furnace in which an ore is reduced to a metal
REDUCTION IN FORCE, noun. (US) (euphemistic) Layoffs, as used in official corporate documents and press releases, often abbreviated as RIF.
REDUCTION TO THE ABSURD, noun. Alternative form of reductio ad absurdum

Dictionary definition

REDUCTION, noun. The act of decreasing or reducing something.
REDUCTION, 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.
REDUCTION, noun. The act of reducing complexity.

Wise words

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