Definition of reduction :
1. The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; conversion to a given state or condition; diminution; conquest; as, the reduction of a body to powder; the reduction of things to order; the reduction of the expenses of government; the reduction of a rebellious province.
2. The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
3. The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
4. The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so- called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
5. The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
6. The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
7. The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
8. The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
cutback, atrophy, abatement, slowdown, assuagement, loss, simplification, increasing, refinement, retrenchment, modulation, taper, depression, money, increase, minimization, reducing, diminution, attenuation, drain, slash, constriction, remission, markdown, mitigation, write-down, degradation, demotion, rise, abridgment, moderation, devaluation, syncope, modification, drop-off, step-down, conversion, decline
detraction (part of speech: noun)
decrease (part of speech: noun)
discounted price (part of speech: noun)
shrinkage (part of speech: noun)
subtraction (part of speech: noun)
- Every reduction of capital is therefore necessarily followed by a less effective demand for corn, by a fall of price, and by diminished cultivation. - "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.
- It will give its advice on the establishment of new, or the reduction of old taxes; on the better distribution of the general taxation; on the measures to be taken for the improvement of commerce, and in general on all that concerns the interests of the public Treasury. - "The Roman Question", Edmond About.
- The Reason:- The reason is simple: Congress has never made a reduction compulsory. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.