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dɪˈdus, -ˈdyusde·duce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduce, infer, deduct, deriveverb

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

  2. deduce, inferverb

    conclude by reasoning; in logic


  1. deduceverb

    To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.

  2. Etymology: From deducere, "lead from or concerning", from de-, "of" or "concerning", ducere, "lead".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DEDUCEverb

    Etymology: deduco, Latin.

    O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhimes
    From the dire nation in its early times! Alexander Pope.

    Reason is nothing but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles already known. John Locke.

    Lend me your song, ye nightingales! Oh pour
    The mazy-running soul of melody
    Into my varied verse! while I deduce,
    From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings,
    The symphony of Spring. James Thomson, Spring, l. 575.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deduceverb

    to lead forth

  2. Deduceverb

    to take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole

  3. Deduceverb

    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

  4. Etymology: [L. deducere; de- + ducere to lead, draw. See Duke, and cf. Deduct.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deduce

    de-dūs′, v.t. to draw from: to infer a truth or opinion from what precedes or from premises.—ns. Deduce′ment, what is deduced; Deducibil′ity, the quality of being deducible.—adj. Deduc′ible, that may be deduced or inferred.—v.t. Deduct′, to take from: to separate: to subtract.—adj. Deduct′ible.—n. Deduc′tion, (1) the act of deducing: that which is deduced: the drawing of a particular truth from a general, antecedently known, as distinguished from Induction, rising from particular truths to a general; (2) the act of deducting: that which is deducted: abatement.—adj. Deduct′ive, that is, or that may be, deduced from premises or accepted principles.—adv. Deduct′ively. [L. deducĕre, deductumde, from ducĕre, ductum, to lead.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of deduce in a Sentence

  1. Christine Lagarde:

    The global outlook has weakened further over the last six months so you can (deduce) from that there will be a slight revision (in the IMF estimates).

  2. Ariel Henry:

    The first convoys started following the coordination efforts of several ministers mobilized at the level of the National Emergency Center, we salute the dignity, the resilience effort of the victims and their ability to start over. From my observations, I deduce that Haitians want to live and progress. Let us unite to offer these people a living environment conducive to development.

  3. Constance Seltzer:

    I have to deduce that it developed because of the many years I used JJ, i felt confident in the product because of where it was advertised on television.

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