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Sure enough, the average change in diastolic blood pressure was a clinically significant reduction of five mmHg, which is good news.
Driven by environmental concerns, Kim-Parker saw an opportunity to create a space that would aid in the reduction of pollution in the fashion landscape.The CEO striving to make vintage, secondhand clothing as popular as fast fashion|Rachel King|September 6, 2020|Fortune
Those reductions would mean much longer wait times and more crowded buses and subways.New York City transit needs a $12 billion bailout—or the entire U.S. economic recovery may suffer|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
The potential for future reductions in the cost of electricity from silicon solar, for example, is limited.How a New Solar and Lighting Technology Could Propel a Renewable Energy Transformation|Sam Stranks|September 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
The housing authority agreed to lower Brown’s rent to $318 a month but said the reduction would not take effect until March.She Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right.|by Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette, and Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran, ProPublica|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
Does that mean a reduction in policing would be a good thing?
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.
Proper use could lead to weight loss and reduction in gastric reflux.
The reduction in the unemployment levels is largely due to part time jobs and more people simply giving up looking for jobs.
Reagan learned this in the midst of negotiating historic arms-reduction treaties with the Soviets at the height of the Cold War.
It is clear, therefore, that the reserve reduction contemplated by the act will not be realized in practice.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
If a company has no debts, a reduction in its capital made in an open manner in accordance with law, is legal.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
On the 28th of March however it was found necessary to make a considerable reduction in the allowance.
That high-pressure engines owed their advantages mainly to a reduction of the relative importance of this latent heat.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
This agreement caused a great reduction in the number of imports from Great Britain to these colonies.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for reduction
- the process of converting a fraction into its decimal form
- the process of dividing out the common factors in the numerator and denominator of a fraction; cancellation
Derived forms of reductionreductive, adjective
Medical definitions for reduction
Other words from reductionre•duc′tion•al adj.
Scientific definitions for reduction
Beginning students of chemistry are understandably puzzled by the term reduction: shouldn't a reduced atom or ion be one that loses electrons rather than gains them? The reason for the apparent contradiction comes from the early days of chemistry, where reduction and its counterpart, oxidation, were terms invented to describe reactions in which one substance lost an oxygen atom and the other substance gained it. In a reaction such as that between two molecules of hydrogen (2H2) and one of oxygen (O2) combining to produce two molecules of water (2H2O), the hydrogen atoms have gained oxygen atoms and were said to have become oxidized, while the oxygen atoms have (as it were) lost them by attaching themselves to the hydrogens, and were said to have become reduced. Importantly, though, in the process of gaining an oxygen atom, the hydrogen atoms have had to give up their electrons and share them with the oxygen atoms, while the oxygen atoms have gained electrons. Thus comes the apparent paradox that the reduced oxygen has in fact gained something, namely electrons. Today the terms oxidation and reduction are used of any reaction, not just one involving oxygen, where electrons are (respectively) lost or gained.