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Reduce (IPA: /ɹəˈdus/, /ɹiˈdus/, /ɹɪˈdus/)


Reduce (n.)

To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.

Reduce (n.)

To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.

Reduce (n.)

To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.

Reduce (n.)

To bring to a certain state or condition by grinding, pounding, kneading, rubbing, etc.; as, to reduce a substance to powder, or to a pasty mass; to reduce fruit, wood, or paper rags, to pulp.

Reduce (n.)

To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification, etc.; to bring under rules or within certain limits of descriptions and terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce animals or vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of observations in astronomy; to reduce language to rules.

Reduce (n.)

To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.

Reduce (n.)

To change the form of a quantity or expression without altering its value; as, to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, to a common denominator, etc.

Reduce (n.)

To bring to the metallic state by separating from impurities; hence, in general, to remove oxygen from; to deoxidize; to combine with, or to subject to the action of, hydrogen; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron; or metals are reduced from their ores; -- opposed to oxidize.

Reduce (n.)

To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.

Reduce

Computer algebra system geared towards applications in physics

Reduce

1994 single by Ruriko Kubō

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Parallel programming primitive

Reduce Synonyms

Cut, Contract, Foreshorten, Abbreviate, Abridge, Shorten

Reduce Synonyms

Boil Down, Concentrate, Decoct

Reduce Synonyms

Boil Down, Concentrate

Reduce Synonyms

Come Down, Boil Down

Reduce Synonyms

Cut Back, Cut, Cut Down, Trim Down, Bring Down, Trim, Trim Back

Reduce Synonyms

Deoxidise, Deoxidize

Reduce Synonyms

Dilute, Cut, Thin, Thin Out

Reduce Synonyms

Slim, Thin, Melt Off, Slim Down, Slenderize, Lose Weight

Reduce Synonyms

Repress, Subdue, Subjugate, Quash, Keep Down

Reduce Synonyms

Scale Down

Reduce Synonyms

Shrink

Reduce Synonyms

Tighten

Spanish Translation

Reduce in Spanish is Reducir

Tagalog Translation

Reduce in Tagalog is Bawasan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Government with Heart who will find ways to reduce the cost of electricity, basic goods, and taxes." - Francis Escudero

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Aw, this was supposed to reduce my overhead! Not turn into my head!" - Fictional last words in internet series

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Empowering rural women can significantly increase productivity, improve rural livelihoods and reduce hunger and malnutrition." - Arthropods

Example Sentence (Quote)

"In a corporate state, all attempts to reduce bureaucracy increase it." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Nanny also recalled her as being rather thoughtful and shy, as if trying to reduce the amount of world she took up." - Discworld


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