One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a reduction in pollution’
lessening, lowering, decrease, diminution, minimizing
2‘the closure of those offices led to a reduction in staff’
depletion, cut, cutting, cutback, scaling down, trimming, slimming, slimming down, pruning, axing, chopping, curtailment, limiting
3‘there will be some reduction in the pressure to keep costs down’
easing, lightening, moderation, dilution, mitigation, commuting, qualification, alleviation, relaxation, abatement
4‘a reduction in status’
demotion, downgrading, lowering
abasement, humbling, demeaning, belittling, humiliation, bringing low
5‘substantial reductions on children's clothes’
discount, markdown, deduction, cut, price cut, pullback, concession, allowance
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