Synonyms of 'reduction'
1 decreaseDictionary, lowering, lessening
A decrease in the quantity, size, or intensity of something is a reduction in it.
a future reduction in interest rates
2 cutDictionary, cutting, trimming
a new strategic arms reduction agreement
3 discountDictionary, concession, slash (informal)
A discount is a reduction in the usual price of something.
Reductions of 10-15 per cent are common on these package holidays.
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tax concessions for mothers who choose to stay at home with their children
A cutback is a reduction that is made in something.
A 200-person cutback in staff was announced.
Thesaurus for reduction from the Collins English Thesaurus
When there is a reduction in something, it is made smaller.