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"reduction" in British English

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reductionnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈdʌk.ʃən/
B2 [C or U] the ​act of making something, or of something ​becoming, ​smaller in ​size, ​amount, ​degree, ​importance, etc.: a reduction intraffic huge price reductions [C] a ​copy of a ​photograph, ​picture, etc. that is ​smaller than the ​original one

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(Definition of reduction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reduction" in Business English

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reductionnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈdʌkʃən/
[C or U] the ​process of making something less in ​price, ​size, ​amount, etc., or the fact of it becoming less: a reduction in sth The ​cutbacks have ​required a 10% reduction in ​staffnumbers. Policyholders will be preparing themselves for further reductions in ​bonuses on ​maturingpolicies.a dramatic/significant/substantial reduction I was warned of a significant reduction in the ​projectedpayout. a gradual/slight/​steady reductiondebt/deficit/spending reduction The emphasis is on ​long-termdebt reduction.rate/tariff/tax reduction Banks have announced ​mortgagerate reductions to bolster the ​housingmarket. poverty reduction emissions/greenhouse ​gas reductions cost reduction ​programs/​targets
[C] COMMERCE an ​amount by which the ​price of something is ​reduced: to get/make a reduction on sth I got a reduction on the skirt because there was a ​button missing.big/massive reductions Stores are ​offeringbig reductions this ​weekend.
(Definition of reduction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reduction”
in Arabic تَخْفيض…
in Korean 감소, 삭감…
in Portuguese diminuição, baixa…
in Catalan reducció, rebaixa…
in Japanese 減少, 縮小…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 减小, 降低…
in Turkish kısma, indirim, azaltma…
in Russian сокращение, уменьшение, снижение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少, 減小, 降低…
in Italian riduzione, sconto…
in Polish obniżka, redukcja…
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