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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to the theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components

Usage examples (35)
  • reductionist arguments
  • If I may trade in reductionist stereotypes for a split-second, we like our melodrama here on the subcontinent.
  • However, if we allow ourselves to be bogged down in reductionist bickering or sidetracked by provisional arguments, we do a shameful disservice to the children.
  • Of all the descriptive terms used by Ben Goldacre, I think the most striking is 'reductionist' - probably because it seems to be a recurring theme in our society. for more
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