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Meaning of DEDUCE

Pronunciation:  di'doos

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. [v]  conclude by reasoning; in logic
 

DEDUCE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: deduct, derive, infer, infer
 
 See Also: carry back, conclude, conclude, elicit, extrapolate, reason, reason, reason out, reason out, surmise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deduced}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deducing}.] [L. deducere; de- + ducere to lead, draw. See
{Duke}, and cf. {Deduct}.]
1. To lead forth. [A Latinism]

         He should hither deduce a colony.     --Selden.

2. To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part
   from the whole. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

3. To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain
   or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a
   truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to
   infer; -- with from or out of.

         O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhymes From the
         dire nation in its early times?       --Pope.

         Reasoning is nothing but the faculty of deducing
         unknown truths from principles already known.
                                               --Locke.

         See what regard will be paid to the pedigree which
         deduces your descent from kings and conquerors.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 
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