Definitions for deductiondɪˈdʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tax write-off, tax deduction, deduction(noun)

    a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

  2. deduction, discount(noun)

    an amount or percentage deducted

  3. deduction, entailment, implication(noun)

    something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

    "his resignation had political implications"

  4. deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis(noun)

    reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

  5. subtraction, deduction(noun)

    the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

    "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

  6. discount, price reduction, deduction(noun)

    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

Wiktionary

  1. deduction(Noun)

    That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed

  2. deduction(Noun)

    A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off

    You might want to donate the old junk and just take the deduction.

  3. deduction(Noun)

    A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out

    He arrived at the deduction that the butler didn't do it.

  4. deduction(Noun)

    The ability or skill to deduce or figure out; the power of reason

    Through his powers of deduction, he realized that the plan would never work.

  5. deduction(Noun)

    A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.

  6. deduction(Noun)

    A conclusion reached by this process

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deduction(noun)

    act or process of deducing or inferring

  2. Deduction(noun)

    act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend

  3. Deduction(noun)

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

  4. Deduction(noun)

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

  3. Hall Kesmodel:

    The convenience of payroll deduction is where those begin and end. Potentially you're getting a discount, but it's not really something I'd consider a generous benefit.

  4. Donald Trump:

    You know, a lot of people were worried about real estate – try taking the mortgage interest deduction out, you’ll see what’s going to happen to real estate. You want to see a crash? Try that one.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.

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Translations for deduction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отбив, умозаключение, размишление, дедукция, удържанеBulgarian
  • dedukceCzech
  • AbzugGerman
  • παρακράτηση, συμπέρασμα, αφαίρεση, παραγωγή, παραγωγικός λογισμόςGreek
  • verovähennys, deduktio, johtopäätös, vähennys, päätelmä, päättelykyky, päättelyFinnish
  • déductionFrench
  • deduzione, detrazioneItalian
  • អនុមានញែកKhmer
  • fradrag, deduksjonNorwegian
  • afleiding, inhouding, aftrek, conclusieDutch
  • frådrag, deduksjonNorwegian Nynorsk
  • konklusjonNorwegian
  • размышле́ние, вы́вод, деду́кция, вы́чет, умозаключе́ние, заключе́ние, удержа́ниеRussian
  • slutsats, deduktion, härledning, slutledning, avdragSwedish

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