reductiveness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

reductive +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

reductiveness ‎(usually uncountable, plural reductivenesses)

  1. The quality of being reductive, of reducing things to their components
    • 2009, January 18, “Charles Isherwood”, in Hedda Forever: An Antiheroine for the Ages[1]:
      There is danger in trying too cleanly to diagram the roots of Hedda’s pathology. That way lies reductiveness.

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