## reducible

Adjective

(*comparative* more reducible, *superlative* most reducible)

- Borchers predicted that, at the high temperatures available with the electric furnace, every oxide would prove to be
**reducible**by the action of carbon, and this prediction has in most instances been justified. - Although Hippocrates could not determine the proportionals, his statement of the problem in this form was a great advance, for it was perceived that the problem of trisecting an angle was
**reducible**to a similar form which, in the language of algebraic geometry, is to solve geometrically a cubic equation. - N-hedrons, is
**reducible**to the problem: In how many ways can multiplets, i.e. - In the petiole these strands may increase in number by branching, and thotigh usually
**reducible**to the outline of the primitive horseshoe, more or less elaborated, they may in some of the complex polycylic dictyostelic types (Marattiaceae) be arranged in several concentric circles, thus imitating the arrangement of strands formed in the stem. - The partition method of treating symmetrical algebra is one which has been singularly successful in indicating new paths of advance in the theory of invariants; the important theorem of expressibility is, directly we exclude unity from the partitions, a theorem concerning the expressibility of covariants, and involves the theory of the
**reducible**forms and of the syzygies.

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