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Reduction meaning

reduction - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; conversion to a given state or condition; diminution; conquest; as, the reduction of a body to powder; the reduction of things to order; the reduction of the expenses of government; the reduction of a rebellious province.
  2. 2. The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
  3. 3. The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
  4. 4. The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
  5. 5. The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
  6. 6. The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so- called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
  7. 7. The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
  8. 8. The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
  9. 9. Act of reducing; diminution; change of numbers to their equivalents in other denominations.

reduction - examples of usage

  1. The very reduction of rent made by the landlord to the tenant is seized as a proof by the labourer that the farmer, having less now to pay, can afford to give him more money. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. In summer, on the contrary, the hours are long, and the pay high- which more than makes up for the winter reduction. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. To some very rich men the reduction of rents has made a sensible difference; to the Rev. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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