Definitions for reductiverɪˈdʌk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•duc•tiverɪˈdʌk tɪv(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to reduction or abridgment.

  2. of or pertaining to change from one form to another.

  3. of, pertaining to, or employing reductionism; reductionistic.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of reductive:

1625–35

re•duc′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reductive(adj)

    characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment

    "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere

Wiktionary

  1. reductive(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or causing physical reduction.

  2. reductive(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to reductionism or reductivism.

  3. reductive(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or causing figurative reduction; belittling, disparaging, ridiculing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reductive(adj)

    tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing

  2. Reductive(noun)

    a reductive agent

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