What does deduction mean?

Definitions for deduction
dɪˈdʌk ʃənde·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tax write-off, tax deduction, deductionnoun

    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, discountnoun

    an amount or percentage deducted

  3. deduction, entailment, implicationnoun

    something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

    "his resignation had political implications"

  4. deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesisnoun

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

  5. subtraction, deductionnoun

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

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

  6. discount, price reduction, deductionnoun

    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise


  1. deductionnoun

    That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed

  2. deductionnoun

    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. deductionnoun

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

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

  4. deductionnoun

    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. deductionnoun

    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. deductionnoun

    A conclusion reached by this process

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deductionnoun

    act or process of deducing or inferring

  2. Deductionnoun

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

  3. Deductionnoun

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

  4. Deductionnoun

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of deduction in a Sentence

  1. The Hill:

    The fight over a border-adjustment tax isn’t the only challenge for Republicans in their push for tax reform, notably, some business groups have criticized the proposal to do away with the deduction for businesses’ net interest expenses.

  2. Deborah Meyer:

    The deduction for state, local and property taxes is capped at $ 10,000 for the 2018 tax year. In 2017, you could have claimed unlimited state, local and property tax if you were itemizing other deductions.

  3. 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.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

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

  5. John Sweeney:

    Financial resolutions are actually relatively easy to achieve, with diet or exercise, you have to get up every single morning and resolve all over again, but with something like a 401(k) payroll deduction, you just set it up once at the beginning of the year, and then it becomes part of your lifestyle.

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

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