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1. Of or relating to reduction.
2. Relating to or exhibiting reductionism: "a series of demeaning, reductive stereotypes" (Richard Bernstein).
3. Relating to or exhibiting reductivism.

re·duc′tive·ly adv.


(rɪˈdʌk tɪv)

1. of or pertaining to reduction or abridgment.
2. of or pertaining to change from one form to another.
3. of, pertaining to, or employing reductionism; reductionistic.
re•duc′tive•ly, adv.
re•duc′tive•ness, n.
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Adj.1.reductive - characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment; "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere
subtractive - constituting or involving subtraction; "a subtractive correction"


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