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Synonyms for reduction
rɪˈdʌk ʃənre·duc·tion

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  1. reductionnoun

    increase, promotion, expansion, elevation, oxidation

  2. reductionnoun

    oxidation, promotion, increase, expansion, elevation

  3. reductionnoun

    A 5% reduction in robberies

    expansion, elevation, promotion, oxidation, increase

  4. reductionnoun

    promotion, elevation, oxidation, expansion, increase

  5. reductionnoun

    elevation, oxidation, increase, promotion, expansion

  6. reductionnoun

    promotion, elevation, increase, expansion, oxidation

  7. reductionnoun

    promotion, expansion, elevation, oxidation, increase

  8. reductionnoun

    expansion, oxidation, promotion, elevation, increase

  9. reductionnoun

    increase, oxidation, elevation, promotion, expansion

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reduction

    diminution, contraction, decrease, abatement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-downnoun

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    reducing, lessening, simplification, decrease, decrement, drop-off, step-down, decline, diminution

  2. reduction, reducingnoun

    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

    simplification, decrease, reducing, step-down, diminution

  3. reduction, simplificationnoun

    the act of reducing complexity

    simplification, decrease, reducing, step-down, diminution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reductionnoun

    conversion, resolution, transmutation

  2. reductionnoun

    diminution, contraction, decrease, abridgment, lessening, retrenchment, abatement, decrement, curtailment, lowering

  3. reductionnoun

    depression, detrusion, abasement, lowering

  4. reductionnoun

    subjugation, conquest, mastery, subdual, victory over

  5. reductionnoun

    (Math.) resolution, solution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reductionnoun

    diminution, abatement, minimization, decrement, debasement, subjugation, subjection, conquest, subdual, overthrow

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  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    What he's saying to the world and our own foreign policy establishment is we are not going to adhere to all the beliefs and myths of the last 50 years which is more nukes are bad, less nukes are good, that is not always true, and we are not going to be perusing nuclear reduction agreements with the Russians in the hungry way that Obama did and then end up with little and perhaps making us worse off.

  2. Kevin Michaels:

    We foresee reduction in maintenance, repair and overhaul demand of 60% or more for commercial aero engines (in 2020). And production will fall 40-50%, we will have an overhang of thousands and thousands of aircraft more than we require for years. To balance that out, you are going to have to retire thousands of aircraft.

  3. Jorgen Jahnsen:

    Our experience has been very good, other countries may not achieve the same price reduction as in Norway but it can still be significant.

  4. James Hyland:

    Prices for all egg sizes in all regions across the country are up due to the avian flu and a reduction of the national flock size, which has led to a shortage of eggs.

  5. Joerg Kraemer:

    I believe the ECB will loosen policy but not today, a further reduction in the deposit rate could happen in March.

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