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.
The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs. Martin Heidegger
President Obama has offered a plan with 4 trillion dollars in debt reduction over a decade, with two and a half dollars of spending reductions for every one dollar of revenue increases, and tight controls on future spending. It's the kind of balanced approach proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission. William J. Clinton
Probably Hobbes got it right when he said that a leviathan, a third party with a monopoly on the use of legitimate use of force in a territory, might be among the biggest violence reduction techniques ever invented. Steven Pinker