reduction

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acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytes agranulocytosis , agranulosis , granulocytopenia
reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years amortisation , amortization
reduction of debt or liability in gradual manner amortization
gradual reduction of debt, liability amortization
reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen anergy
reduction in membership or personnel, natural attrition
personnel reduction through retirement, etc. attrition
work force reduction through retirement and resignation attrition
power in time of shortage, cutback or reduction in electrical brownout
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease cachexia , cachexy , wasting
(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law commutation , re-sentencing
(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff comparative negligence
artificial cloud created by an aircraft; caused either by condensation due to the reduction in air pressure above the wing surface or by water vapor in the engine exhaust condensation trail , contrail
reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable curtailment , downsizing , retrenchment
reduction in quantity or rate cutback
(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war) de-escalation
reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon declassification
reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket deduction , tax deduction , tax write-off
abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature defervescence
natural resources, reduction of depletion
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