What does the word reduction mean?

Usage examples for reduction

  1. Better not come around here with your chemical apparatus for the reduction of the human body. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  2. Between 1768 and 1770 there was a distinct tendency in politics towards the reform of Parliament, the reduction of the number of rotten boroughs, and the restriction of the influence of the Crown. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  3. The real discipline of Syllogistic Logic lies in the reduction of common speech to these forms. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto