reduction etymology

English word reduction comes from Latin reduco, and later Latin reductio (A bringing back, a leading back.. A restoring, restoration.)

Detailed word origin of reduction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
reduco Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I quell, I subdue, I subjugate [10th C.]. (figuratively) I bring back, restore, recall, revive, replace; reform. (figuratively) I bring, make or reduce to a certain condition or quality. (figuratively) I bring, produce or get out a quantity of. (military, of troops) I withdraw, cause to retreat, draw off, remove. I lead, draw, bring or conduct back; bring or accompany home.
reductio Latin (lat) A bringing back, a leading back.. A restoring, restoration.
reducion Old French (fro)
reduccion Middle English (enm)
reduction English (eng) (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.. (computability theory) a transformation of one problem into another problem, such as mapping reduction or polynomial reduction.. (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.. (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a [...]

Words with the same origin as reduction

Descendants of reduco