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deduce


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deduce  \De*duce"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deduced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deducing}.]  [L.  deducere  de-  +  ducere  to  lead,  draw.  See 
  {Duke},  and  cf  {Deduct}.] 
  1.  To  lead  forth.  [A  Latinism] 
 
  He  should  hither  deduce  a  colony.  --Selden. 
 
  2.  To  take  away  to  deduct;  to  subtract;  as  to  deduce  a  part 
  from  the  whole.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  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 
 
  O  goddess,  say  shall  I  deduce  my  rhymes  From  the 
  dire  nation  in  its  early  times?  --Pope. 
 
  Reasoning  is  nothing  but  the  faculty  of  deducing 
  unknown  truths  from  principles  already  known 
  --Locke. 
 
  See  what  regard  will  be  paid  to  the  pedigree  which 
  deduces  your  descent  from  kings  and  conquerors. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deduce 
  v  1:  reason  by  deduction;  establish  by  deduction  [syn:  {infer},  {deduct}, 
  {derive}] 
  2:  conclude  by  reasoning;  in  logic  [syn:  {infer}] 




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