Definitions for deductiondɪˈdʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•duc•tiondɪˈdʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the process of deducting; subtraction.

  2. something that may be deducted.

  3. the act or process of deducing.

  4. something that is deduced.

  5. a process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented; inference from the general to the particular. a conclusion reached by this process.

    Category: Philosphy

    Ref: Compare induction (def. 3). 4

Origin of deduction:

1400–50; < L

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

deduction(noun)

the act of deducing.

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