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Then we may see a reduction in prices by the greedy companies ripping us off. The Sun (2016)The agency has put together a list of recommendations around legal compliance and cost reduction. Computing (2010)The reduction in staff is another key concern. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The confectionery trade must expect a very serious reduction in the amount of sugar for making sweets and cakes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is not sustainable and often results in a loss of jobs and a significant reduction in shareholder value. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Across the group, reductions in costs had offset the disappointment on sales. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The changes will involve a 16 per cent overall reduction in staff. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such reductions also cost money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It does not take account of the vast sums required to meet carbon reduction targets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We would expect to see a reduction in reports about a lack of dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many churches have established "salary reduction agreements " to handle certain staff expenses. Christianity Today (2000)We have agreed to a reduction of costs. The Sun (2009)We are already seeing a significant reduction this year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each year we have a carbon reduction week for patients and staff. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This causes a further reduction of relative prices in the deficit country. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)What neither did was produce a sustainable reduction in the size of government. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The reductions will come through voluntary departures and by leaving open positions unfilled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She inherited an organisation facing significant change and very large staffing reductions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They want to see more permanent reductions. The Sun (2010)But just as important as the amount of reduction is the way it is done. The Sun (2010)There have been huge reductions in the cost of marine electronics. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was the first such programme in the world to report significant reductions in waistline and weight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This suggests a dramatic reduction in his media appearances in contrast to the first half of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Each will be set reduction targets. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There has been a 60% reduction in dependence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government is committed to a 25% reduction in the administrative burden of red tape. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Thus deficit reduction becomes a process, rather than a goal, which they use to advance their own interests. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'reduction'
British English: reduction /rɪˈdʌkʃən/ NOUN
When there is a reduction in something, it is made smaller.
The sale starts on 4 January with reductions of 40% on all flights.
- American English: reduction
- Arabic: تَقْلِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: redução
- Chinese: 减少
- Croatian: popust
- Czech: snížení
- Danish: reduktion
- Dutch: reductie
- European Spanish: reducción
- Finnish: vähentäminen
- French: réduction
- German: Reduzierung
- Greek: ελάττωση
- Italian: riduzione
- Japanese: 減少
- Korean: 축소
- Norwegian: reduksjon
- Polish: redukcja
- European Portuguese: redução
- Romanian: reducere
- Russian: сокращение
- Spanish: reducción
- Swedish: minskning
- Thai: การทำให้ลดลง
- Turkish: indirim
- Ukrainian: зменшення
- Vietnamese: sự giảm
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