Sinking vs Reduction - What's the difference?

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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 is reduction.

As a verb sinking

is .




  • Derived terms

    * like rats from a sinking ship


    (en noun)
  • The act or process of sinking.
  • I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.
  • * 1857 , Pamphlets on Biology: Kofoid collection
  • 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




    (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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