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Noun: reduction  ri'dúk-shun
  1. The act of decreasing or reducing something
    - decrease, diminution, step-down
     
  2. 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
    - reducing
     
  3. The act of reducing complexity
    - simplification

Derived forms: reductions

Type of: change, change of magnitude, chemical reaction, reaction

Encyclopedia: Reduction