Meaning of 'reduction' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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
- The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6.
and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t. - The correction of observations for known errors of
- The preparation of the facts and measurements of
observations in order to deduce a general result.
- The process of making a copy of something, as a
figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper
- The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called
imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
- The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the
reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from
- The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured
part to its former place.