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reduction British & World English

The action or fact of making something smaller or less in amount, degree, or size

reduction English Thesaurus

a reduction in pollution

non-reduction British & World English

Absence of reduction; (Cell Biol.) a lack of reduction in the number of chromosomes during meiosis as a result of ameiosis.

piano reduction British & World English

A transcription for piano of music for an orchestra or other ensemble.

reduction print British & World English

A print made from a larger original.

reduction works British & World English

A works for the reduction or smelting of metallic ore.

reduction gear British & World English

A system of gearwheels in which the driven shaft rotates more slowly than the driving shaft

reduction division British & World English

The division of meiosis during which separation of homologous chromosomes occurs.

reduction gearing British & World English

Gearing using a reduction gear.

reduction negative British & World English

A negative made from a larger original.

reduction printing British & World English

Printing at a size reduced from that of the original.

reduction sentence British & World English

(Especially in logical positivism) a sentence giving conditions for the use or meaning of a concept which are less strict than those imposed by a definition.

ostensive reduction British & World English

Reduction by the direct processes of conversion, permutation, and transposition (opposed to indirect reduction).

oxidation-reduction British & World English

A reaction in which one species is oxidized and another reduced; the action or process of this; oxidation and reduction; frequently attributive.

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks British & World English

A series of arms-reduction negotiations between the US and the Soviet Union begun in 1983. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was signed in 1987 and the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 1991

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