Refinement vs Reduction - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between refinement and reduction

is that refinement is the act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material while reduction is reduction.

refinement

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
  • High-class style; cultivation.
  • A fine or subtle distinction.
  • reduction

    English

    Noun

    (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

    Anagrams

    * introduce