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synonyms for reductive

  • diminishing
  • diminutive
  • minimal
  • derivable
  • inferable
  • inferential

antonyms for reductive

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  • enhancing
  • enlarging
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So that’s a little bit reductive to say that all of technology, all of mathematical shortcuts, have been reduced to just Twitter alone.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH SHORTCUTS? (EP. 483)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 18, 2021FREAKONOMICS
That’s a really reductive statement, so I’d never say that, but if you want to say it, I won’t stop you.
YELLOWSTONE IS ONE OF TV’S BIGGEST HITS. WHAT’S YELLOWSTONE, ANYWAY?EMILY VANDERWERFFNOVEMBER 5, 2021VOX
The thought that I stand for all of The Post — a newsroom of over a thousand journalists — is, of course, quite reductive.
ONE COUNTRY, ENDLESS DISHES: A LOVE LETTER TO INDIAN CUISINESHIKHA SUBRAMANIAMSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This truncated form of information, as opposed to knowledge, that we get presented with online is often really reductive, binary and dogmatic.
WHY COALITION, NOT ALLYSHIP, IS THE NECESSARY NEXT STEP IN THE RACIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTSUYIN HAYNESJUNE 22, 2021TIME
Describing himself seems "unnecessarily reductive," though he acknowledges self-definition can be empowering for marginalized communities.
RIZ AHMED KNOWS HIS WORTH. WITH THE GUT-WRENCHING ‘SOUND OF METAL,’ HE ENSURES YOU DO, TOO.SONIA RAODECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
But, showing his focus wasn’t just on the miniscule and reductive in science, he was also a pioneer in the field of public health.
FIVE SCIENTISTS ON THE HEROES WHO CHANGED THEIR LIVES - ISSUE 93: FORERUNNERSALAN LIGHTMAN, HOPE JAHREN, ROBERT SAPOLSKY,DECEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
Now that the law compels a list of dangerous drugs on the label, the cures proceed admittedly by a reductive principle.
HABITS THAT HANDICAPCHARLES B. TOWNS
At a boiling heat, in presence of dilute acids, it is split up, yielding a reductive sugar.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 648, JUNE 2, 1888.VARIOUS
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