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re•duc•tive



Pronunciation: (ri-duk'tiv), [key]
adj.
1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or producing reduction or abridgment: an urgent need for reductive measures.
2. of or pertaining to change from one form to another.
3. of, pertaining to, or employing reductionism; reductionistic.

n.
something causing or inducing a reductive process.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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