[ adjective ] made less in size or amount or degree
Used in print([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)
Do you measure its relation_to reduced absenteeism , turnover , accidents , and grievances , and to improved quality and output ?(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
In total , these increases in operating_costs outweigh the savings that result from declining programs and from economy measures , such_as reduced numbers of units and installations , smaller inventories of major equipment , and improvements in the supply and distribution systems of the Armed_Forces .(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
To a much less full extent , the hebephrenic person 's belching or flatus has a comparable communicative function ; in working with these patients the therapist eventually gets to do some at_least private mulling over of the possible meaning of a belch , or the passage of flatus , not_only because he is reduced to this for lack of anything else to analyze , but also because he learns that even these animal like sounds constitute forms of communication in which , from_time_to_time , quite different things are being said , long before the patient can become sufficiently aware of these , as distinct feelings and concepts , to say them in words .