Meaning of reductive

re•duc•tive

Pronunciation: (ri-duk'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or producing reduction or abridgment: an urgent need for reductive measures.
  2. of or pertaining to change from one form to another.
  3. of, pertaining to, or employing reductionism; reductionistic.
—n.
  1. something causing or inducing a reductive process.
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