in my native language there are some words written with the letter that represents the phoneme /i/ now in seemingly unstressed syllables I pronounce it like a schwa [ə] or maybe some other similar vowel (I don't know the exact phonetic quality of it) though the original vowel /i/ is restored once a suffix is added to the word, for example.
ბინა/bina "apartment" when Pronounced in isolation is pronounced as [b̥ənɑ] (though sometimes I pronounced as [ˈb̥inɑ]
another word where this vowel allophony takes place in is the word მაშინ/mashin which is Phonetically [mɑʃən~mɑʃin] depending on what context I'm speaking in.
Strangely enough, while I've read about some dialects of Georgian which reduce /i/ and /u/ to a schwa [ə] in some positions I've never heard about anything like that occuring in my dialect (I'm from the capital city Tbilisi)
I previously thought this schwa allophone of /i/ to Have been a lax vowel [ɪ] because it sounded like [e] to my ears before I decided to find out its phonetic quality and it sounded Central/schwa-like.
TLDR: is the process I described a type of vowel reduction?