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Definitions of reduction:

part of speech: noun

Act of reducing or state of being reduced: diminution: subjugation: a rule for changing numbers or quantities from one denomination to another.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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