[ri-duhk-shuh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈdʌk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
the theory that every complex phenomenon, especially in biology or psychology, can be explained by analyzing the simplest, most basic physical mechanisms that are in operation during the phenomenon.
the practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue, condition, or the like, especially to the point of minimizing, obscuring, or distorting it.
the analysis of complex things, data, etc, into less complex constituents
(often derogatory) any theory or method that holds that a complex idea, system, etc, can be completely understood in terms of its simpler parts or components
- Reduction mammaplasty
reduction mammaplasty n. Plastic surgery on the breast to reduce its size and often to improve its shape and position.
- Reduction of chromosomes
reduction of chromosomes n. See reduction.
noun 1. one of an Indian breed of red Brahman dairy cattle, extensively used in crossbreeding with stocks less adapted to subtropical conditions.
- Red-shouldered hawk
[red-shohl-derd] /ˈrɛdˌʃoʊl dərd/ noun 1. a North American hawk, Buteo lineatus, having rufous shoulders.