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reduction

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Etymology

From Middle English reduccion, from Old French reducion, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] reductio.

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reduction

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  1. The act, process, or result of reducing.
  2. The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
    A 5% reduction in robberies
  3. (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.
  4. (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.
  5. (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.
  6. (music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.
  7. (philosophy, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)

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