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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

The loss of oxygen from a compound. For example, the sesquioxide ferric oxide can be reduced to the monoxide ferrous oxide by bacteria. See gley soils.

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Reduction

Andreas Hüttemann and Alan Love.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

September 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Philosophy of Science. 11500 words.

Reduction and reductionism have been central philosophical topics in analytic philosophy of science for more than six decades. Together they encompass a diversity of issues from metaphysics...

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Reduction

Kenneth F. Schaffner.

in Behaving

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science; Moral Philosophy. 12006 words.

In this chapter two theses proposed: (1) Virtually all attempts at sweeping reductions are a largely a myth in biology, but (2) there are fragmentary partial reductions that are nonetheless...

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reduction

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 37 words.

classically defined as the addition of hydrogen or electrons. Most biological reductions involve hydrogenations, and hydrogen transfer reactions are usually

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reduction

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 39 words.

classically defined as the addition of hydrogen or electrons. Most biological reductions involve hydrogenations, and hydrogen transfer reactions are usually

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reductionism

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 153 words.

The reduction of explanatory factors involved in some phenomenon to a single primary function or cause. For instance, nomenclaturism reduces

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reductionism

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 153 words.

The reduction of explanatory factors involved in some phenomenon to a single primary function or cause. For instance, nomenclaturism reduces

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reductionism

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 186 words.

In its most general usage, the term reductionism denotes any intellectual strategy for reducing apparently diverse phenomena to some primary

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reductionism

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 186 words.

In its most general usage, the term reductionism denotes any intellectual strategy for reducing apparently diverse phenomena to some primary

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reduction

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 73 words.

Making smaller, in any of a host of ways, from mathematical problems to chemical reactions to risk reduction. A problem

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reduction

Suzanne Bell.

in A Dictionary of Forensic Science

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 67 words.

A chemical process that is the companion of oxidation. Such paired reactions are referred to as oxidation/reduction (redox), and one

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