HyperDic: reduction

English > 3 senses of the word reduction:
NOUNactreduction, decrease, diminution, step-downthe act of decreasing or reducing something
processreduction, reducingany process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen)
actreduction, simplificationthe act of reducing complexity
reduction > pronunciation
Soundsrahdah'kshahn; riydah'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > reduction: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of decreasing or reducing something.
Synonymsdecrease, diminution, step-down
Narroweramortization, amortisationThe reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
contractionThe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
cutThe act of reducing the amount or number
cutbackA reduction in quantity or rate
de-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
declassificationreduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
deflationThe act of letting the air out of something
depletionThe act of decreasing something markedly
depreciationA decrease in price or value
devaluationThe reduction of something's value or worth
devitalization, devitalisationThe act of reducing the vitality of something
discount, price reduction, deductionThe act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
easing, easement, alleviation, reliefThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
extenuation, mitigation, palliationTo act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
loweringThe act of causing to become less
minimization, minimisationThe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
moderation, mitigationThe action of lessening in severity or intensity
reverse split, reverse stock split, split downA decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
rollbackReducing prices back to some earlier level
shorteningAct of decreasing in length
shrinkingThe act of becoming less
subtraction, deductionThe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
tax creditA direct reduction in tax liability (not dependent on the taxpayer's tax bracket)
tax shelter, shelterA way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
weakeningThe act of reducing the strength of something
Broaderchange of magnitudeThe act of changing the amount or size of something
Oppositeincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Spanishdebilitamiento, disminución, merma, reducción
Catalandecreixement, decreixença, disminució, minvament, reducció
Verbsreducecut down on
reducemake smaller
reducereduce in size
English > reduction: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningAny 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.
Synonymreducing
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Spanishreducción
Catalanreducció
English > reduction: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of reducing complexity.
Synonymsimplification
Narrowerschematization, schematisationThe act of reducing to a scheme or formula
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishreducción, simplificación
Catalanreducció, simplificació
Verbsreducemake less complex

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