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noun     reduction pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process or result of making something smaller or less in amount, size, importance, etc.
    reduction in:

    There has been a dramatic reduction in the birth rate.

    reduction of:

    The treaty committed each side to a reduction of 30 percent in its stock of weapons.

  2. 2
    [countable] the amount by which the price of something is reduced
    reduction for:

    $70 reduction for all guests staying 14 nights in June

  3. 3
    [countable] a copy of a photograph, picture, etc. that is smaller than the original


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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