Roasting vs Reduction - What's the difference?

roasting | reduction |

As nouns the difference between roasting and reduction

is that roasting is the act by which something is roasted while reduction is reduction.

As a verb roasting

is .

As an adjective roasting

is very hot.



  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very hot
  • The day started out cool, but by noon it was roasting


    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is roasted.
  • * 1885 , Henry Marion Howe, Copper smelting (page 15)
  • These elements are expelled more completely by a large number of comparatively incomplete roastings (alternated, of course, with smeltings) than by a smaller number of extremely thorough roastings


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    (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


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