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reduction
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 8
2. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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 act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
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