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Reduction

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reduction

(Science: orthopaedics, surgery) The correction of a fracture, dislocation or hernia. The act of decreasing or reducing something.Any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent.The act of reducing complexity.The change in the atomic composition of an atom / molecule by adding hydrogen, losing oxygen, or gaining electrons.