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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reduce  \Re*duce"\  (r[-e]*d[=u]s"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reduced} 
  (-d[=u]st"),;  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reducing}  (-d[=u]"s[i^]ng).] 
  [L.  reducere,  reductum  pref.  red-.  re-,  re-  +  ducere  to 
  lead.  See  {Duke},  and  cf  {Redoubt},  n.] 
  1.  To  bring  or  lead  back  to  any  former  place  or  condition. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  And  to  his  brother's  house  reduced  his  wife. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  The  sheep  must  of  necessity  be  scattered,  unless  the 
  great  Shephered  of  souls  oppose,  or  some  of  his 
  delegates  reduce  and  direct  us  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  any  inferior  state,  with  respect  to  rank, 
  size,  quantity,  quality,  value,  etc.;  to  diminish;  to 
  lower;  to  degrade;  to  impair;  as  to  reduce  a  sergeant  to 
  the  ranks;  to  reduce  a  drawing;  to  reduce  expenses;  to 
  reduce  the  intensity  of  heat.  ``An  ancient  but  reduced 
  family.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  Nothing  so  excellent  but  a  man  may  fasten  upon 
  something  belonging  to  it  to  reduce  it 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  Having  reduced  Their  foe  to  misery  beneath  their 
  fears.  --Milton. 
 
  Hester  Prynne  was  shocked  at  the  condition  to  which 
  she  found  the  clergyman  reduced.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  To  bring  to  terms;  to  humble;  to  conquer;  to  subdue;  to 
  capture;  as  to  reduce  a  province  or  a  fort. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reduce 
  v  1:  cut  down  on  make  a  reduction  in  "reduce  your  daily  fat 
  intake";  "The  employer  wants  to  cut  back  health 
  benefits"  [syn:  {cut  down},  {cut  back},  {trim},  {trim 
  down},  {trim  back},  {cut},  {bring  down}] 
  2:  make  less  complex;  "reduce  a  problem  to  a  single  question" 
  [syn:  {simplify}] 
  3:  bring  to  humbler  or  weaker  state  or  condition;  "He  reduced 
  the  population  to  slavery" 
  4:  simplify  the  form  of  a  mathematical  equation  of  expression 
  by  substituting  one  term  for  another 
  5:  lower  in  grade  or  rank;  "She  reduced  her  niece  to  a 
  servant";  force  somebody  into  an  unpleasant  situation 
  6:  be  the  essential  element;  "The  proposal  boils  down  to  a 
  compromise"  [syn:  {come  down},  {boil  down}] 
  7:  reduce  in  size;  reduce  physically;  "Hot  water  will  shrink 
  the  sweater";  "Can  you  shrink  this  image?"  [syn:  {shrink}] 
  8:  lessen;  "reduced  standard  of  living" 
  9:  make  smaller;  "reduce  an  image"  [syn:  {scale  down}]  [ant:  {blow 
  up}] 
  10:  remove  oxygen  from  a  compound,  in  chemistry  [syn:  {deoxidize}, 
  {deoxidise}]  [ant:  {oxidize}] 
  11:  narrow  or  limit;  "reduce  the  influx  of  foreigners"  [syn:  {tighten}] 
  12:  put  down  by  force  or  intimidation;  "The  government  quashes 
  any  attempt  of  an  uprising";  "China  keeps  down  her 
  dissidents  very  efficiently";  "The  rich  landowners 
  subjugated  the  peasants  working  the  land"  [syn:  {repress}, 
  {quash},  {keep  down},  {subdue},  {subjugate}] 
  13:  undergo  meiosis;  "The  cells  reduce" 
  14:  reposition  back  to  its  normal  site,  as  of  a  broken  bone,  in 
  surgery 
  15:  reduce  in  scope  while  retaining  essential  elements;  "The 
  manuscript  must  be  shortened"  [syn:  {abridge},  {foreshorten}, 
  {abbreviate},  {shorten},  {cut},  {contract}] 
  16:  be  cooked  until  very  little  is  left  as  of  sauces;  "The 
  sauce  should  reduce  to  one  cup"  [syn:  {boil  down},  {decoct}, 
  {concentrate}] 
  17:  cook  until  very  little  liquid  is  left  as  of  sauces;  "The 
  cook  reduced  the  sauce  by  boiling  it  for  a  long  time" 
  [syn:  {boil  down},  {concentrate}] 
  18:  lessen  the  strength  or  flavor  of  a  solution  or  mixture;  "cut 
  bourbon"  [syn:  {dilute},  {thin},  {thin  out},  {cut}] 
  19:  take  off  weight  [syn:  {melt  off},  {lose  weight},  {slim},  {slenderize}, 
  {thin},  {slim  down}]  [ant:  {gain}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  REDUCE 
 
    A  {symbolic  mathematics}  language  with 
  {ALGOL}-like  {syntax},  written  in  {Lisp}  by  Anthony  Hearn  in 
  1963. 
 
  Reduce  2  is  a  version  based  on  {Portable  Standard  LISP}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.rrz.uni-koeln.de/REDUCE/)}. 
 
  E-mail:  . 
 
  Server:  reduce-netlib@rand.org. 
 
  ["REDUCE,  Software  for  Algebraic  Computation",  G.  Rayna, 
  Springer  1987]. 
 
  (1994-10-31) 
 
 




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