Reduction is a chemical reaction that involves the gaining of electrons by one of the atoms involved in the reaction. The term refers to the element that accepts electrons, as the oxidation state of the element that gains electrons is lowered.
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- (in English) Oxidation and Reduction, Khan Academy, https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/oxidation-reduction/redox-oxidation-reduction/v/introduction-to-oxidation-and-reduction, retrieved 2017-05-22