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re·duc·tion

reduction

 
 
pronunciation:
rih duhk shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of reducing or state of being reduced.
Exercise and the reduction of saturated fat in the diet are two ways to improve health.The reduction in prices has increased business this month.
antonyms:
increase, magnification, raise
similar words:
abbreviation, abridgment, cut, decrease, loss, shrink
definition 2: in chemistry, a process that adds electrons to an element, compound, or ion, resulting in a reduction in charge.
definition 3: the extent to which a thing is lessened or reduced.
The reduction in cost will be significant.
antonyms:
magnification
similar words:
cut, decrease, shrink
definition 4: the amount by which a thing has been lessened or reduced.
Two thousand dollars is quite a large reduction.
similar words:
discount
definition 5: an oversimplification.
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