Definition of reductively in English:

reductively

adverb

  • See reductive

    • ‘To put it differently and a little reductively, we have two sets of desires, and they issue in at least the two responses.’
    • ‘So, if living systems cannot be reductively defined in some other way, it will follow that no reductive account of life will be forthcoming.’
    • ‘Do we perceive symbols reductively, through the filter of our own experience, and if so how do we know we are seeing what the artist intended?’
    • ‘Work by women, for example, if it's noticed at all, is usually noticed reductively.’
    • ‘The dangers of writing either melodramatically or reductively about the slaughter and terror at the center of these new killing fields are all too real.’

Pronunciation

reductively

/rɪˈdʌktɪvli/