noun. (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction.
- reductio ad absurdum
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1. Noun, singular or mass
In order to get skinnier calves, you need to focus on burning fat through a combination of aerobic exercise and calorie reductio, which will help you get skinnier overall.