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Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
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  1. Reduction in amount, degree, or intensity; diminution.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
  3. A lessening or reduction
The amount by which something decreases.
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  1. The amount by which something decreases.
  2. The act or process of decreasing.
  3. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
(Econ.) A period of decrease in business activity
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  1. (Econ.) A period of decrease in business activity
  2. The shortening and thickening of a muscle for the purpose of exerting force on or causing movement of a body part.
  3. The shortening and thickening of a muscle fiber or a muscle in action, esp. of the uterus during labor
(Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
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  1. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
  2. A diminishing or being diminished; lessening; decrease
  3. The resulting reduction; decrease.
The act of something being lowered.
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  1. The act of something being lowered.
A growing lesser; reduction or decrease.
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The act of one that shortens.
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  1. The act of one that shortens.
  2. The act of making or becoming short or shorter
  3. The act or process of becoming shorter.
A reduction from a usual or list price
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  1. A reduction from a usual or list price
  2. The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
  3. A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
The expression of a quantity in alternative units, as of length or weight.
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  1. The expression of a quantity in alternative units, as of length or weight.
  2. (Math.) A change in the form of a quantity, a unit, or an expression without a change in the value
  3. (Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism by which repressed ideas, conflicts, or impulses are manifested by various bodily symptoms, such as paralysis or sensory deficits, that have no physical cause.
(Mineralogy) The process of extracting the oxygen content of a dissolved oxide, or of removing dissolved oxygen, with the aid of a reducing agent.
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  1. (Mineralogy) The process of extracting the oxygen content of a dissolved oxide, or of removing dissolved oxygen, with the aid of a reducing agent.
A keen or precise phrasing; a subtle distinction.
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  1. A keen or precise phrasing; a subtle distinction.
  2. The result of refining; an improvement or elaboration.
  3. The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
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  1. A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution:
  2. A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
  3. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:
The change of a gas or vapor to a liquid, either by cooling or by being subjected to increased pressure. When water vapor cools in the atmosphere, for example, it condenses into tiny drops of water, which form clouds.
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  1. The change of a gas or vapor to a liquid, either by cooling or by being subjected to increased pressure. When water vapor cools in the atmosphere, for example, it condenses into tiny drops of water, which form clouds.
  2. (Psychology) The process by which a single symbol or word is associated with the emotional content of several, not necessarily related, ideas, feelings, memories, or impulses, especially as expressed in dreams.
  3. (Chemistry) The reaction of two substances with the simultaneous loss of water or other small molecule
One that is lost:
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  1. One that is lost:
  2. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone:
  3. The amount of something lost:
A declining or becoming less, smaller, etc.; decay
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  1. A declining or becoming less, smaller, etc.; decay
  2. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
  3. The process or result of declining, especially a deterioration of health:
The process by which the working substance in a heat engine, such as the vapor mixture in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.
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  1. The process by which the working substance in a heat engine, such as the vapor mixture in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.
  2. The re-encoding of data (usually the binary data used by computers) into a form that uses fewer bits of information than the original data. Compression is often used to speed the transmission of data such as text or visual images, or to minimize the memory resources needed to store such data.
  3. The degree to which a substance has decreased in size (in volume, length, or some other dimension) after being or while being subject to stress.
A lowering or reduction, as:
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  1. A lowering or reduction, as:
  2. A reduction in physiological vigor or activity:
  3. A mood disorder characterized usually by anhedonia, extreme sadness, poor concentration, sleep problems, loss of appetite, and feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness.
(Arithmetic) (uncountable) The process of subtracting a number from another.
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  1. (Arithmetic) (uncountable) The process of subtracting a number from another.
  2. The act or process of subtracting; deduction.
  3. The removal of something.
A rampart or breastwork within the main fortification
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  1. A rampart or breastwork within the main fortification
  2. A cutting down or back; reduction.
  3. A retrenching; esp., a reduction of expenses
Miniaturization
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  1. Miniaturization
  2. An act in which a company downsizes or is downsized
  3. (Automotive) Reducing engine's capacity at same power or increasing engine's power without increasing capacity
(Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
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  1. (Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
  2. A reduction or discontinuance, as of production, personnel, etc.
  3. A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
The total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat
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  1. The total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat
  2. The total weight loss sustained by livestock in shipment to a market.
  3. The loss of merchandise through theft, spoilage, and obsolescence.
Something that has been miniaturized or made smaller
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  1. Something that has been miniaturized or made smaller
  2. The act or process of miniaturizing or making smaller
(Archaic) A cutting apart or off.
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  1. (Archaic) A cutting apart or off.
  2. The state or quality of being concise:
  3. A form of media censorship where discussions are limited in topics on the basis of broadcast time allotments.
A feeling of tightness or pressure, as in the chest
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  1. A feeling of tightness or pressure, as in the chest
  2. A feeling of tightness or pressure:
  3. The condition or result of being constricted.
A partial or slight change in form or content
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  1. A partial or slight change in form or content
  2. A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.
  3. (--- Biol.) A change in an organism caused by its environment and not inheritable
The act of lowering something to its smallest value or extent.
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  1. The act of lowering something to its smallest value or extent.
  2. (Mathematics) The process of finding the minimum value of a function.
A making shorter
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  1. A making shorter
  2. The act or product of shortening.
  3. The fact or state of being made shorter
The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
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  1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
  2. An abridged written text.
  3. An abridged form, as of a book
(Grammar) The shortening of a word by omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word; for example, bos'n for boatswain.
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  1. (Grammar) The shortening of a word by omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word; for example, bos'n for boatswain.
  2. Loss of sounds or letters from the middle of a word, as in the pronunciation of Gloucester (glästər)
  3. Temporary loss of consciousness, caused by an inadequate flow of blood to the brain
An example of such omission.
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  1. An example of such omission.
  2. The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.
  3. A mark or series of marks ( ... or * * * , for example) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words.
Omission of a sound that would normally be pronounced in speaking a word.
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  1. Omission of a sound that would normally be pronounced in speaking a word.
  2. The combination of two syllables into one for the purposes of poetic scansion.
  3. The omission, assimilation, or slurring over of a vowel, syllable, etc. in pronunciation: often used in poetry to preserve meter, as when a word ends with a vowel before another word beginning with a vowel (Ex.: “th' inevitable hour”)
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  1. An assuaging medicine or application.
  2. The action of assuaging; appeasement.
  3. The condition of being assuaged.
The harmonious use of language, as in poetry or prose.
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  1. The harmonious use of language, as in poetry or prose.
  2. (--- Radio) A variation in the amplitude, frequency, or phase of a wave in accordance with some signal
  3. The result of such a transition.
Absence of violence; calmness
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  1. Absence of violence; calmness
  2. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  3. The process of moderating a discussion
A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
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  1. A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
  2. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
  3. A relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
Amount lost by decrease or waste
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  1. Amount lost by decrease or waste
  2. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
  3. A decreasing or decrease; loss; waste
Amount of decreasing
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  1. Amount of decreasing
  2. The act or process of decreasing.
  3. The amount by which something decreases.
A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
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  1. A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
  2. (Photography) The edge of a roll of film, from which no image can be developed.
  3. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
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  1. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
  2. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
  3. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
(Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
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  1. (Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
  2. A sharp reversal of direction, as of a ball carrier in football.
  3. The act or result of cutting back
A decreasing; lessening; diminution
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  1. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
  2. The act or process of decreasing.
  3. The amount by which something decreases.
The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
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  1. The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
  2. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
  3. A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
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  1. The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
The resulting reduction; decrease.
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  1. The resulting reduction; decrease.
  2. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
  3. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
A pipe or channel by which liquid is drawn off.
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  1. A pipe or channel by which liquid is drawn off.
  2. (Surgery) A tube or other device for drawing off discharge, fluid, etc. from a cavity, wound, etc.
  3. (Medicine) A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or body cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
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  1. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
  2. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
  3. A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
  3. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
A small or very slender candle.
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  1. A small or very slender candle.
  2. A wax candle, esp. a long, slender one
  3. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
The act or process of degrading.
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  1. The act or process of degrading.
  2. A degrading or being degraded in rank, status, or condition
  3. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
An act of demoting; a lowering of rank or status
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(Accounting) An allowance made for a loss in value of property.
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  1. (Accounting) An allowance made for a loss in value of property.
  2. A decrease in value of property through wear, deterioration, or obsolescence
  3. (Accounting) The measurement of the decline in value of assets. Not to be confused with impairment, which is the measurement of the unplanned, extraordinary decline in value of assets.
The intentional or deliberate lowering of a currency's value compared to another country's currency or a standard value -- the price of gold for example.
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  1. The intentional or deliberate lowering of a currency's value compared to another country's currency or a standard value -- the price of gold for example.
  2. A reduction in the amount or fineness of a metal, esp. gold, officially designated as the standard of value of a monetary unit
  3. Depreciation.
  1. A reduction in price in order to stimulate sales
  2. A marking for sale at a reduced price
  3. The amount by which a price is reduced.
A depreciation, or a lowering in the price or value of something
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  1. A depreciation, or a lowering in the price or value of something
  2. (Accounting) An adjustment; a precise amount adjusted by an act of writing down or entering an asset and its value; a reduction of an asset, written down or otherwise recorded as such.
  3. A reduction in the book value of an asset, as because of depreciation or a decline in market value
(Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
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  1. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
  2. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
  3. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
The process of reasoning from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises.
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  1. The process of reasoning from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises.
  2. An amount that is or may be deducted:
  3. (Logic) The act or process of deducing; reasoning from the general to the specific, or from premises to a logically valid conclusion; also, a conclusion reached by such reasoning
The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
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  1. The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
  2. A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
  3. A reduction from a usual or list price
A return of part of an amount paid, as for goods or services, serving as a reduction or discount
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  1. A return of part of an amount paid, as for goods or services, serving as a reduction or discount
  2. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
  3. A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
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