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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deduct  \De*duct"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deducted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deducting}.]  [L.  deductus  p.  p.  of  deducere  to  deduct. 
  See  {Deduce}.] 
  1.  To  lead  forth  or  out  [Obs.] 
 
  A  people  deducted  out  of  the  city  of  Philippos 
  --Udall. 
 
  2.  To  take  away  separate,  or  remove,  in  numbering, 
  estimating,  or  calculating;  to  subtract;  --  often  with 
  from  or  out  of 
 
  Deduct  what  is  but  vanity,  or  dress.  --Pope. 
 
  Two  and  a  half  per  cent  should  be  deducted  out  of 
  the  pay  of  the  foreign  troops.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  We  deduct  from  the  computation  of  our  years  that 
  part  of  our  time  which  is  spent  in  .  .  .  infancy. 
  --Norris. 
 
  3.  To  reduce;  to  diminish.  [Obs.]  ``Do  not  deduct  it  to 
  days.''  --Massinger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deduct 
  v  1:  make  a  subtraction  [syn:  {subtract},  {take  off}]  [ant:  {add}] 
  2:  retain  and  refrain  from  disbursing;  of  payments;  "My 
  employer  is  withholding  taxes"  [syn:  {withhold},  {recoup}] 
  3:  reason  by  deduction;  establish  by  deduction  [syn:  {deduce}, 
  {infer},  {derive}] 




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