reduction

Definitions

General English

  • noun the act of making something smaller in size or number

General Science

  • noun the process of making something less, smaller or lower, or of becoming less, smaller or lower
  • noun the addition of electrons or hydrogen to a substance

Banking

  • noun an act of making something smaller or less

Cars & Driving

  • noun a chemical reaction in which an element gains electrons, i.e., has an increase in positive valence.

Electronics

  • A chemical reaction in which oxygen is removed from an atom, molecule, ion, or radical. For instance, iron oxide losing oxygen to form iron.
  • A chemical reaction in which an atom, molecule, ion, or radical gains one or more electrons. For example, a reaction in which iron combines with oxygen, where the oxygen undergoes a change in valence from 0 to -2.

Medical

  • noun the action of putting a hernia, a dislocated joint or a broken bone back into the correct position

Publishing

  • noun the act of reducing something such as size or cost

Travel

  • noun a lowering of a price
  • noun a sauce which has been reduced by boiling
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