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Meaning of DEDUCTION

Pronunciation:  di'dukshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
  2. [n]  the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
  3. [n]  reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  4. [n]  something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
  5. [n]  an amount or percentage deducted
  6. [n]  a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

DEDUCTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deductive reasoning, discount, discount, entailment, implication, price reduction, subtraction, synthesis, tax deduction
 Antonyms: addition
 See Also: abstract thought, adjustment, allowance, business deduction, decrease, decrease, diminution, diminution, illation, inference, logical thinking, reasoning, reduction, reduction, step-down, step-down, syllogism, tax benefit, tax break, trade discount, withholding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*duc"tion\, n. [L. deductio: cf. F. d['e]duction.]
1. Act or process of deducing or inferring.

         The deduction of one language from another.

         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.

4. That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement;
   as, a deduction from the yearly rent.

Syn: See {Induction}.

 Definition: a process of reasoning by which more specific consequences are inferred by rigorous argument from more general propositions (cf. induction).
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