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1. reduction

noun. ['rɪˈdʌkʃən'] the act of decreasing or reducing something.

Synonyms

  • deduction
  • devitalization
  • shortening
  • step-down
  • de-escalation
  • moderation
  • reverse stock split
  • depreciation
  • split down
  • amortization
  • minimization
  • mitigation
  • minimisation
  • weakening
  • extenuation
  • price reduction
  • reverse split
  • declassification
  • tax credit
  • change of magnitude
  • discount
  • decrease
  • devitalisation
  • devaluation
  • amortisation
  • rollback
  • contraction
  • alleviation
  • cut
  • shelter
  • relief
  • shrinking
  • easing
  • easement
  • tax shelter
  • diminution
  • deflation
  • subtraction
  • lowering
  • palliation
  • depletion

Antonyms

  • appreciation
  • classification
  • inflation
  • expansion
  • addition
  • increase
  • maximization

Etymology

  • reduccion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reducion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Reduction

  • reintroduction
  • reconstruction
  • deconstruction
  • overproduction
  • reproduction
  • introduction
  • construction
  • obstruction
  • instruction
  • destruction
  • conduction
  • seduction
  • production
  • induction
  • deduction
  • abduction
  • suction

Sentences with reduction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use noise reduction to eliminate any hiss or floor noise.

Quotes about reduction


1. Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

2. oxidation-reduction

noun. a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction.

Synonyms

  • redox
  • reaction
  • oxidoreduction

3. reduction

noun. ['rɪˈdʌkʃən'] 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.

Synonyms

  • chemical reaction
  • reaction

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • rise
  • concentration

Etymology

  • reduccion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reducion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. reduction

noun. ['rɪˈdʌkʃən'] the act of reducing complexity.

Synonyms

  • simplification
  • schematization
  • change

Antonyms

  • moderate
  • immoderate
  • unrestraint
  • intemperance

Etymology

  • reduccion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reducion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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