Sinking vs Reduction - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Sinking is a related term of reduction.
As nouns the difference between sinking and reduction
is that sinking
is the act or process of sinking while reduction
As a verb sinking
* like rats from a sinking ship
The act or process of sinking.
* 1857 , Pamphlets on Biology: Kofoid collection
- I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.
- We must endeavour to realize a succession of gradual sinkings or depressions into deep water, alternating with gradual emergings into shallows, and eventually a gradual continued lifting of the whole district
The act, process, or result of reducing.
The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.
(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.
- A 5% reduction in robberies
* (chemistry): oxidation