reduced

[ ri-doost, -dyoost ]
/ rɪˈdust, -ˈdyust /

adjective

that is or has been reduced.
Mathematics. noting a polynomial equation in which the second highest power is missing: The cubic equation x3 − 4x + 4 = 0 is reduced.

Origin of reduced

First recorded in 1620–30; reduce + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM reduced

non·re·duced, adjectivequa·si-re·duced, adjectiveun·re·duced, adjective

Definition for reduced (2 of 2)

reduce
[ ri-doos, -dyoos ]
/ rɪˈdus, -ˈdyus /

verb (used with object), re·duced, re·duc·ing.

verb (used without object), re·duced, re·duc·ing.

Origin of reduce

1325–75; Middle English reducen to lead back < Latin redūcere to lead back, bring back, equivalent to re- re- + dūcere to lead

OTHER WORDS FROM reduce

an·ti·re·duc·ing, adjective, nounnon·re·duc·ing, adjectiveo·ver·re·duce, verb, o·ver·re·duced, o·ver·re·duc·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for reduced

reduce
/ (rɪˈdjuːs) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of reduce

reducible, adjectivereducibility, nounreducibly, adverb

Word Origin for reduce

C14: from Latin redūcere to bring back, from re- + dūcere to lead
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Medical definitions for reduced

reduce
[ rĭ-dōōs ]

v.

To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
To lose weight, as by dieting.
To restore a fractured or displaced body part to a normal condition or position.
To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To remove oxygen from a compound.
To add hydrogen to a compound.

Other words from reduce

re•duci•ble adj.
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