Reduction vs Deterioration - What's the difference?

reduction | deterioration |

As nouns the difference between reduction and deterioration

is that reduction is reduction while deterioration is deterioration.




(en noun)
  • The act, process, or result of reducing.
  • The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
  • A 5% reduction in robberies
  • (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.
  • (cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.
  • (mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.
  • (computability theory) a transformation of one problem into another problem, such as mapping reduction or polynomial reduction.
  • (music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.
  • (philosophy, phenomenology) A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)
  • (medicine) A medical procedure to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
  • Antonyms

    * elevation * expansion * increase * promotion * (chemistry): oxidation


    * introduce




  • The process of making or growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 4 , author=Lewis Smith , title=Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit? , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=The Queen may be celebrating her jubilee but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.}}


    * amelioration