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Definitions of reduction

  1. the act of decreasing or reducing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of reducing complexity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of lessening, degrading, or changing the form of; the state of being lessened, degraded, or changed in form; conquest; as, the reduction of a fort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The act of reducing or the condition of being reduced. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Replacing a part which has been displaced. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. Act of reducing or state of being reduced: diminution: subjugation: a rule for changing numbers or quantities from one denomination to another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Act of reducing; diminution; change of numbers to their equivalents in other denominations. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act of reducing, or its result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; diminution; subjugation; the bringing of numbers of different denominations into one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The act of reducing or being reduced; diminution; conquest; the operation of changing from one denomination into another without altering the value; in alg., the operation of solving an equation by bringing the unknown quantity to the one side, and the known quantities to the other; the collection of observations to obtain a general result; the operation of separating a metal from the ore; the operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place; a rule in arithmetic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The halving of the number of chromosomes in germ - nuclei during maturation; meiotic division. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. In Scotch law. An action brought for the purpose of rescinding, annulling, or cancelling some bond, contract or other instrument in writing. 1 Forb. Inst pt. 4, pp. 158, 150. In French law. Abatement When a parent gives away, whether by gift inter vivos or by legacy, more than his portion dis- ponible, (q. v.) the donee or legatee is required to submit to have his gift reduced to the legal proportion. thelawdictionary.org
  22. The act, process, or result of reducing{7}; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of an aldehyde into an alcohol. dictgcide_fs
  23. A surgical operation, the object of which is to restore displaced parts to their original situation. Thus, we say the reduction of a luxation, when the displaced parts are again brought to their proper relative situation. The reduction of a hernia is the restoration of the protruded parts to the cavity of the abdomen. This is, also, called Taxis. In pharmacy, the process of restoring oxides, chlorides, sulphurets, etc., to the metallic state. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Reducing or being REDUCED; also: reduced copy of picture, map, &c.; r. to absurdity, proof of the falsity of a principle &c. given by producing a logical consequence of it that is absurd, (loosely) pushing of a principle to unpractical lengths. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Correction of a fracture, luxation, or hernia American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. The action of bringing to or from a previous state, condition or belief; restoration. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. In chemistry, the process of adding hydrogen to some chemical compound or of extracting oxygen, chlorin, or other elements combined with some metal. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. [L.] (Arith.) The process of expressing in assigned units a quantity given in other units; as the reduction of 753 half-crowns to s. d. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. [L.] (Astron.) The process of applying to the place of the observed heavenly body as read off on the instruments (supposed perfect and in perfect adjustment), five distinct and independent corrections, viz. those for refraction, parallax, aberration, precession, and nutation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [L.] (Chem.) The separation of a metal from the substances with which it is chemically combined. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] Act of reducing or state of being reduced; subjugation;—diminution; curtailment;- in arithmetic, art or operation of changing numbers from one denomination to another, or of changing the form of a quantity or expression without altering the value;- in algebra, act or operation of solving an equation by bringing the unknown quantity by itself on one side, and all the known quantities on the other side, without destroying the equation;- process of making a copy of something on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions;-operation of separating a metal from other substances with which it is combined;-in surgery, operation of restoring a dislocate or fractured part to its former place; also, diminution of inflammation, swellings, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
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