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Meaning & Definition of Reduction in English

English

Reduction

/rədəkʃən/

noun

1. The act of decreasing or reducing something

    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • diminution
  • ,
  • reduction
  • ,
  • step-down

2. Any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen)

  • Always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
    synonym:
  • reduction
  • ,
  • reducing

3. The act of reducing complexity

    synonym:
  • reduction
  • ,
  • simplification