Meaning of REDUCE in English
( n. )
To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012