Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By reduction; by consequence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By reduction; by consequence.

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  • adverb In a reductive manner.

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Examples

  • The way to refute JAD's claim about treating consciousness reductively is to refute it empirically rather than blather about superstition.

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • The way to refute JAD's claim about treating consciousness reductively is to refute it empirically rather than blather about superstition.

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • Rachel Donadio on Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg: Greenberg’s refusal — or inability — to think positively, or reductively, is one of his best qualities.

    Old Media Monday: Reviewing the Reviewers

  • Rachel Donadio on Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg: Greenberg’s refusal — or inability — to think positively, or reductively, is one of his best qualities.

    An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

  • The main character in Wonderful World has been dubbed reductively in various press clippings as "the most negative man in the world."

    Josh Goldin: Movie: Wonderful World

  • This seems a reductively literal insistence on "story" as the sine qua non of short fiction, when of course much modern/postmodern fiction has explicitly worked to undermine "story" as the essence of fiction.

    Writing and Publishing

  • Is this, then, a poet's novel only in the narrowest, most reductively descriptive sense (he's a poet who has written a novel) or is it a novel informed by the sensibility and the assumptions about form and language more specific to poetry, and thusone to be judged according to those assumptions rather than those readers and reviewers usually themselves bring to the consideration of fiction?

    July 2010

  • Instead, the face consists of reductively rotund or—as with the lips, nostrils and slightly cleft chin—positively bulbous shapes.

    In Search of Dr. King

  • I just wanted to say that discussion and thought about the role that EL teachers play in my view is perhaps reductively characterised as ‘over-intellectualising’.

    N is for Native-speakerism « An A-Z of ELT

  • Is this, then, a poet's novel only in the narrowest, most reductively descriptive sense (he's a poet who has written a novel) or is it a novel informed by the sensibility and the assumptions about form and language more specific to poetry, and thusone to be judged according to those assumptions rather than those readers and reviewers usually themselves bring to the consideration of fiction?

    Time's Arrow

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