Definitions of reduction

  1. The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
  2. The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
  3. The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
  4. The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so- called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
  5. The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
  6. the act of decreasing or reducing something
  7. the act of reducing complexity
  8. 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.
  9. The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
  10. The act of lessening, degrading, or changing the form of; the state of being lessened, degraded, or changed in form; conquest; as, the reduction of a fort.
  11. Act of reducing or state of being reduced: diminution: subjugation: a rule for changing numbers or quantities from one denomination to another.
  12. Act of reducing; diminution; change of numbers to their equivalents in other denominations.
  13. The act of reducing, or its result.
  14. The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; diminution; subjugation; the bringing of numbers of different denominations into one.
  15. The act of reducing or being reduced; diminution; conquest; the operation of changing from one denomination into another without altering the value; in alg., the operation of solving an equation by bringing the unknown quantity to the one side, and the known quantities to the other; the collection of observations to obtain a general result; the operation of separating a metal from the ore; the operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place; a rule in arithmetic.
  16. The halving of the number of chromosomes in germ - nuclei during maturation; meiotic division.