reduction

[ ri-duhk-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF reduction
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Gotleib contended that Arledge could sustain the reduction required.

As a rule, however, the associations will not hear of even such a reduction.

The reduction in rent in this case was at least a third of the total.

His debts of 1000 had been paid, and his allowance of 300 threatened with the reduction of a third.

This chute, Fuller had said, led to the outside at the back of the reduction plant.

The reduction of the law of nations to a system was reserved for Grotius.

I should give a conditional acceptance, and treat for a reduction of the amount.'

The reduction of the penalty, however, made this of small avail.

Second: Date of the first reduction to writing, or the preparation of drawings.

One method of solution was the reduction of one problem to another.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "a restoring to a former state; a subjugation" (of a people, etc.), from Middle French reducion (13c., Modern French réduction) and directly from Latin reductionem (nominative reductio) "a leading back, restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of reducere (see reduce). Meaning "diminution, a lessening" is from 1670s; chemical sense of "reversion to a simpler form" is from 1660s.

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