Meaning of REDUCTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ri-ˈdək-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English reduccion restoration, from Middle French reducion, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin reduction-, reductio reduction (in a syllogism), from Latin, restoration, from reducere

Date: 15th century

1. : the act or process of reducing : the state of being reduced


a. : something made by reducing

b. : the amount by which something is reduced


[Spanish reducción, from Latin reduction-, reductio ]

: a South American Indian settlement directed by Jesuit missionaries

4. : meiosis 2 ; specifically : production of the gametic chromosome number in the first meiotic division

• re·duc·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

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