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Meaning of DEDUCE

Pronunciation:  di'doos

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

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