reduction

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reduction(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of reducing)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The reduction in job opportunities is causing a lot of people to leave the country.La reducción de posibilidades de empleo está causando que muchas personas se marchen del país.
2. (commerce)
a. la rebaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After a 50% reduction, this designer T-shirt only cost me $50!¡Después de una rebaja del 50 %, esta camiseta de diseño solo me costó $50!
3. (mathematics)
a. la simplificación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The reduction of this fraction will make it easier to grasp.La simplificación de esta fracción hará que sea más fácil de comprender.
4. (chemistry and culinary)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
You have to keep a close eye on the sauce during the reduction, or it may burn.Hay que vigilar bien la salsa durante la reducción, o puede quemarse.
5. (simplification)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The president's reduction of this uprising to "some minor skirmish" is foolhardy and dangerous.La reducción que hizo el presidente de este levantamiento a "una escaramuza menor" es imprudente y peligrosa.
6. (military)
a. la degradación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The captain is facing a reduction for his failure in the latest battle.El capitán se enfrenta a una degradación por su fracaso en la última batalla.
7. (photography)
a. la copia de tamaño reducido
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This is a reduction of the photo we're going to use for the big promotional poster.Esta es una copia de tamaño reducido de la foto que vamos a utilizar para el gran cartel promocional.
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reduction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of price, product)
a. la rebaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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reduction [rɪˈdʌkʃən]
noun
1 (in size, number, costs, expenditure) reducción (f)
a 15% reduction in costs una reducción del 15% por ciento en los costes; there has been no reduction in demand no ha disminuido la demanda
the reduction of the age of consent a future reduction in UK interest rates they've reached agreement on the reduction of conventional forces in Europe they have made substantial reductions in labour costs a 30 per cent reduction in subsidies most of the plans call for a reduction in defense spending Britain has seen a dramatic reduction in the levels of tooth decay a 16 per cent reduction in ozone levels we do not expect to see any significant reduction in the number of civil servants the scan showed a slight reduction in the size of the cancer the president's deficit reduction plan there will be no tax reductions in the forthcoming budget a new [arms] reduction agreement [staff] reductions will have to be made they claim it aids [weight] reduction to [make] a reduction in sth he refused to make a further reduction in interest rates they were asked to make substantial reductions in their budget
we have had to make reductions in the budget hemos tenido que recortar el presupuesto
2 (in price) rebaja (f)
a 50% reduction una rebaja del 50%
teachers can often get a reduction on books but fierce competition is unlikely to see a reduction in price for the consumer annual subscription is £10, with reductions for students and OAPs there's a 50 per cent reduction for children we are offering our readers a reduction on the normal ticket price the merger should lead to price reductions for consumers they are offering price reductions on some tickets to [make] a reduction on sth I could make a reduction on it if you were interested in buying
3 (Mil) (in rank) degradación (f)
when the complaint is not so serious as to merit dismissal or reduction in rank the punishment might include reductions in rank, forfeiture of pay or extra duty
4 (simplification) reducción (f)
I objected to this reduction of the whole issue to a single question the reduction of love to the transitory trivialities of lust
5 (Fot) copia (f) reducida
can you make me a reduction of this photograph?
6 (Mat) reducción (f)
7 (Chem) reducción (f)
8 (capture, subjugation) toma (f); conquista (f)
the reduction of the indigenous people was easily accomplished due to the superior weapons of the Spanish we want to see a vast reduction in prison sentences for non-violent crimes his lawyer appealed for the reduction of his sentence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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