Definition of reductionist adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reductionist

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adjective
BrE BrE//rɪˈdʌkʃənɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdʌkʃənɪst//
 
(formal, often disapproving)
 
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showing the belief that complicated things can be explained by considering them as a combination of simple parts a narrow, reductionist approach to science

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