Definitions of reduction

  1. The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. the act of decreasing or reducing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of reducing complexity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of reducing, or its result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

Usage examples for reduction

  1. This was a reduction from the war footing of fifteen thousand men. – History of the United Netherlands, 1609 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Cavalry horses were taken to overcome the difficulty and this caused a reduction of the strength of the cavalry regiments without being of much service to the artillery. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose