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reduction

Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʌkʃən/

Translation of reduction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 c and u 1.1 (in numbers, size, spending) reducción (feminine) 1.2 (in prices, charges) rebaja (feminine) a reduction of 5% una rebaja or un descuento del 5%
    Example sentences
    • A reduction in size at that time may have allowed buntings to exploit that new food resource (grass seeds).
    • If there's a sustained period of reduced car crime and a reduction in claims, I think we would expect to see some sort of reduction in your car insurance, or alternatively a slow-down in the rate of increase.
    • A reduction in the dividend would save the company £150 million.
    Example sentences
    • The Fed's five interest rate reductions this year have lowered the overnight bank lending rate to 4 percent.
    • As we saw in the US earlier in the year, the immediate reaction of share prices to interest rate reductions tends to be positive.
    • In any industry, oversupply leads to price reductions and pressure on profit margins.
    1.3 [Photography/Fotografía] copia (feminine) en tamaño reducido
    Example sentences
    • The painting itself did not subsequently spawn any of the painted repetitions and reductions that complicate the pedigree of Delaroche's later works.
    • Two of the works that they acquired were bought as reductions of the previously mentioned Napoleon at Fontainebleau and Napoleon Crossing the Alps.
    • Experimentation is necessary to determine the dilution required for a particular reduction.
    1.4 [Medicine/Medicina] reducción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Subsequent plain films and computed tomography confirmed satisfactory reduction with no acetabular fracture.
    • Reduction of acute nasal fractures in the primary care setting is confined largely to the closed reduction of mild unilateral fractures.
    • Seven years prior to admission, he sustained a traumatic ankle fracture that required surgical reduction.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable [Chemistry/Química] reducción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Oxidation and reduction are two processes that are quite common in chemical reactions.
    • The carboxyl group can also be converted into an alcohol by reduction of the carbonyl carbon.
    • For example reduction of ethanol gives the alkene ethene.

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