Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “reduction”

reduction

noun [C, U]     /rɪˈdʌkʃən/
B2 the act of reducing something: She refused to accept a reduction in wages. price reductionsBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
the process of adding one or more electrons to a substance or removing oxygen from a substancePhysical and chemical processes
(Definition of reduction noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “reduction” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More