Meaning of REDUCTION in English


Any of a class of electrons associated with an atom or group of atoms is increased.

The electrons taken up by the substance reduced are supplied by another substance, often hydrogen (H 2 ), which is thereby oxidized. See also oxidation-reduction .


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oxidation reduction

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks

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