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Trim vs. Reduce

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Trimverb

(transitive) To reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess. The adposition of can be used in the present perfect tense to designate the removed part.

‘He trimmed his beard before the interview.’; ‘The hedge needs to be trimmed.’; ‘Place the screen material in the frame, secure it in place, and trim the edges.’; ‘The company trimmed jobs for the second time this year.’;

Reduceverb

(transitive) To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

‘to reduce weight, speed, heat, expenses, price, personnel etc.’;

Trimverb

(transitive) To decorate or adorn; especially of a Christmas tree.

‘They traditionally trim the tree on Christmas Eve.’;

Reduceverb

(intransitive) To lose weight.

Trimverb

To adjust pitch using trim tabs.

Reduceverb

(transitive) To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.

‘to reduce a sergeant to the ranks’;

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Trimverb

To modify the angle relative to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause to assume a certain position, or trim, in the water.

Reduceverb

(transitive) To humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture.

‘to reduce a province or a fort’;

Trimverb

To modify the angle (of the sails) relative to the wind, especially to set them at the most advantageous angle.

Reduceverb

(transitive) To bring to an inferior state or condition.

‘to reduce a city to ashes’;

Trimverb

(dated) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favour each.

Reduceverb

To decrease the liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off.

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Trimverb

(transitive) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

Reduceverb

To add electrons / hydrogen or to remove oxygen.

Trimverb

To dress; to make smooth.

Reduceverb

To produce metal from ore by removing nonmetallic elements in a smelter.

Trimverb

To rebuke; to reprove.

Reduceverb

To simplify an equation or formula without changing its value.

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Trimverb

To beat or thrash.

Reduceverb

To express the solution of a problem in terms of another (known) algorithm.

Trimnoun

(uncountable) Decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders.

‘Paint the house white with blue trim.’;

Reduceverb

To convert a syllogism to a clearer or simpler form

Trimnoun

(countable) A haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style.

‘I went to the hairdresser for a trim but came back nearly bald.’;

Reduceverb

To convert to written form (Usage note: this verb almost always take the phrase "to writing").

‘It is important that all business contracts be reduced to writing.’;

Trimnoun

Dress; gear; ornaments.

Reduceverb

To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.

Trimnoun

(countable) The manner in which something is equipped or adorned; order; disposition.

‘The car comes in three different trims.’; ‘to be in good trim’;

Reduceverb

To reform a line or column from (a square).

Trimnoun

Sexual intercourse.

Reduceverb

To translate (a book, document, etc.).

‘a book reduced into English’;

Trimnoun

(nautical) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern.

Reduceverb

To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.

‘And to his brother's house reduced his wife.’; ‘The sheep must of necessity be scattered, unless the great Shephered of souls oppose, or some of his delegates reduce and direct us.’;

Trimnoun

(nautical) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind.

Reduceverb

To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.

‘Nothing so excellent but a man may fasten upon something belonging to it, to reduce it.’; ‘Having reducedTheir foe to misery beneath their fears.’; ‘Hester Prynne was shocked at the condition to which she found the clergyman reduced.’;

Trimadjective

Physically fit.

‘He goes jogging every day to keep in trim.’;

Reduceverb

To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.

Trimadjective

Slender, lean.

‘a trim figure’;

Reduceverb

To bring to a certain state or condition by grinding, pounding, kneading, rubbing, etc.; as, to reduce a substance to powder, or to a pasty mass; to reduce fruit, wood, or paper rags, to pulp.

‘It were but rightAnd equal to reduce me to my dust.’;

Trimadjective

Neat or smart in appearance.

‘a trim lawn’;

Reduceverb

To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification, etc.; to bring under rules or within certain limits of descriptions and terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce animals or vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of observations in astronomy; to reduce language to rules.

Trimadverb

(nautical) In good order; properly managed or maintained.

Reduceverb

To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.

Trimadverb

(nautical) With sails well trimmed.

Reduceverb

To add an electron to an atom or ion.

Trimverb

To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

‘The hermit trimmed his little fire.’;

Reduceverb

To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.

Trimverb

To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.

‘A rotten building newly trimmed over.’; ‘I was trimmed in Julia's gown.’;

Reduceverb

cut down on; make a reduction in;

‘reduce your daily fat intake’; ‘The employer wants to cut back health benefits’;

Trimverb

To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.

Reduceverb

make less complex;

‘reduce a problem to a single question’;

Trimverb

To dress, as timber; to make smooth.

Reduceverb

bring to humbler or weaker state or condition;

‘He reduced the population to slavery’;

Trimverb

To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.

Reduceverb

simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

Trimverb

To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.

‘I found her trimming up the diademOn her dead mistress.’;

Reduceverb

lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation;

‘She reduced her niece to a servant’;

Trimverb

To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

Reduceverb

be the essential element;

‘The proposal boils down to a compromise’;

Trimnoun

Dress; gear; ornaments.

‘Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.’;

Reduceverb

reduce in size; reduce physically;

‘Hot water will shrink the sweater’; ‘Can you shrink this image?’;

Trimnoun

Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.

Reduceverb

lessen and make more modest;

‘reduce one's standard of living’;

Trimnoun

The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

Reduceverb

make smaller;

‘reduce an image’;

Trimnoun

The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.

Reduceverb

to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

Trimadjective

Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.

‘With comely carriage of her countenance trim.’; ‘So deemed I till I viewed their trim arrayOf boats last night.’;

Reduceverb

narrow or limit;

‘reduce the influx of foreigners’;

Trimnoun

a state of arrangement or appearance;

‘in good trim’;

Reduceverb

put down by force or intimidation;

‘The government quashes any attempt of an uprising’; ‘China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently’; ‘The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land’;

Trimnoun

a decoration or adornment on a garment;

‘the trimming on a hat’; ‘the trim on a shirt’;

Reduceverb

undergo meiosis;

‘The cells reduce’;

Trimnoun

attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

Reduceverb

reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site

Trimnoun

cutting down to the desired size or shape

Reduceverb

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;

‘The manuscript must be shortened’;

Trimverb

remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size;

‘pare one's fingernails’; ‘trim the photograph’; ‘trim lumber’;

Reduceverb

be cooked until very little liquid is left;

‘The sauce should reduce to one cup’;

Trimverb

decorate, as with ornaments;

‘trim the christmas tree’; ‘trim a shop window’;

Reduceverb

cook until very little liquid is left;

‘The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time’;

Trimverb

cut down on; make a reduction in;

‘reduce your daily fat intake’; ‘The employer wants to cut back health benefits’;

Reduceverb

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;

‘cut bourbon’;

Trimverb

balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces;

‘trim an airplane’;

Reduceverb

take off weight

Trimverb

be in equilibrium during a flight;

‘The airplane trimmed’;

Trimverb

decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Trimverb

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;

‘dress the plants in the garden’;

Trimverb

cut closely;

‘trim my beard’;

Trimverb

adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

Trimadjective

thin and fit;

‘the spare figure of a marathon runner’; ‘a body kept trim by exercise’;

Trimadjective

(used of hair) neat and tidy;

‘a nicely kempt beard’;

Trimadjective

of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder;

‘even the barn was shipshape’; ‘a trim little sailboat’;

Trimadjective

(of persons) neat and smart in appearance;

‘a clean-cut and well-bred young man’; ‘the trig corporal in his jaunty cap’;

Trimadjective

severely simple in line or design;

‘a neat tailored suit’; ‘tailored curtains’;

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