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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment.

Usage examples (35)
  • Their views of life were reductive and depreciabory
  • This is certainly true in the case of Abelard and Ockham, whom we earlier identified as reductive realists.
  • The mosaic artists in Tunisia created these faces according to the same kind of reductive thinking.
  • By the term "reductive," Dr. Adams is simply objecting to any kind of systematic or theoretical thinking about literature. for more
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