A reduction in absenteeism.
When the income tax rate is cut, this is an example of a time when you get a reduction in taxes.
When a price goes down by 10 percent, this is an example of a 10 percent reduction.
A reduction of 12 percent in violent crime.
Other Word Forms
Origin of reduction
- Middle English reduccion restoration from Old French reduction from Latin reductiō reductiōn- from reductus past participle of redūcere to bring back reduce
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English reduccion, from Old French reducion, from Latin reductio.