[ US /ɹəˈdusəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪdjˈuːsəbə‍l/ ]
  1. capable of being reduced
    reducible to a set of principles of human nature
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How To Use reducible In A Sentence

  • The term highlights the assumption that individuals act within a social context, that this context is not reducible to individual acts, and, most significantly, that the social context is not necessarily or wholly imposed. THE MORAL DIMENSION
  • If the answer is Yes, we say that L is reducible to L², or that L² is at least as expressive as L. Model Theory
  • What can generally be observed empirically is typically a form of irreducible complexity where if a part is taken away then a lack of function results. Assessing Causality
  • As I note in the comments, I actually think commissurotomy cases are one more evidence that personal identity is not reducible to psychological continuity: people whose hemispheres have been split act almost exactly like you do. Split Something-or-Other
  • an irreducible formula
  • I would argue that racism is neither reducible to social class or gender nor wholly autonomous.
  • There is no point in speculating about place apart from its representations; yet, place is also not simply reducible to concepts.
  • She momentarily succumbs to the tendency to simplify irreducible complexities.
  • The proposition of structuralists such as Althusser is that institutional structures (in the sense of a structure of social roles and social norms) are a basic, non-reducible feature of the world and the actions, values, self-images and the like of individual human agents must conform to these structures because individual agency, properly understood, is in fact constituted by such structures. Social Institutions
  • Unlike the empiricist, the instrumentalist does not maintain that the only valid concepts are those reducible to sense data.
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