2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deduction \De*duc"tion\, noun [L. deductio: cf. F. d['e]duction.]

1. Act or process of deducing or inferring.

The deduction of one language from another. --Johnson.

This process, by which from two statements we deduce a third, is called deduction. --J. R. Seely.

2. Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.

3. That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.

Make fair deductions; see to what they mount. --Pope.

4. That which is or may be deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent in compensation for services; deductions from income in calculating income taxes.

Syn: See {Induction}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket [syn: {tax write-off}, {tax deduction}, {deduction}]

2: an amount or percentage deducted [syn: {deduction}, {discount}]

3: something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications" [syn: {deduction}, {entailment}, {implication}]

4: reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect) [syn: {deduction}, {deductive reasoning}, {synthesis}]

5: the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks" [syn: {subtraction}, {deduction}] [ant: {addition}]

6: the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise [syn: {discount}, {price reduction}, {deduction}]

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