What does deduction mean?

Definitions for deductiondɪˈdʌk ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deduction.

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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mukul Varma:

    We haven't seen a deduction in incidents.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

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

  3. Dean Ferraro:

    I helped my expat client save $3,000 using one federal tax form, most expats don't realize that they can qualify for the home office deduction.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of deduction

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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
  • 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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