reductiveness
noun see reductive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • reductiveness — reductive ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude. 2) relating to chemical reduction. DERIVATIVES reductively adverb reductiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reductiveness — noun The quality of being reductive, of reducing things to their components See Also: reductionism, reductivity, reductively …   Wiktionary

  • reductiveness — reducˈtiveness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑reduce …   Useful english dictionary

  • reductive — adjective Date: 1633 1. of, relating to, causing, or involving reduction 2. of or relating to reductionism ; reductionistic • reductively adverb • reductiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reductive — reductively, adv. reductiveness, n. /ri duk tiv/, 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… …   Universalium

  • reductive — adjective 1》 tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude.     ↘(with reference to art) minimal. 2》 relating to chemical reduction. Derivatives reductively adverb reductiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • reductive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude. 2) relating to chemical reduction. DERIVATIVES reductively adverb reductiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reductively — reductive ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude. 2) relating to chemical reduction. DERIVATIVES reductively adverb reductiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

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