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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deduction  \De*duc"tion\,  n.  [L.  deductio:  cf  F.  d['e]duction.] 
  1.  Act  or  process  of  deducing  or  inferring. 
 
  The  deduction  of  one  language  from  another. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  This  process,  by  which  from  two  statements  we  deduce 
  a  third  is  called  deduction.  --J.  R.  Seely. 
 
  2.  Act  of  deducting  or  taking  away  subtraction;  as  the 
  deduction  of  the  subtrahend  from  the  minuend. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  deduced  or  drawn  from  premises  by  a  process 
  of  reasoning;  an  inference;  a  conclusion. 
 
  Make  fair  deductions;  see  to  what  they  mount. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  deducted;  the  part  taken  away  abatement; 
  as  a  deduction  from  the  yearly  rent. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Induction}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deduction 
  n  1:  a  reduction  in  the  gross  amount  on  which  a  tax  is 
  calculated;  reduces  taxes  by  the  percentage  fixed  for 
  the  taxpayer's  income  bracket  [syn:  {tax  deduction}] 
  2:  an  amount  or  percentage  deducted  [syn:  {discount}] 
  3:  something  that  is  inferred  (deduced  or  entailed  or  implied); 
  "his  resignation  had  political  implications"  [syn:  {entailment}, 
  {implication}] 
  4:  reasoning  from  the  general  to  the  particular  (or  from  cause 
  to  effect)  [syn:  {deductive  reasoning},  {synthesis}] 
  5:  the  act  of  subtracting  (removing  a  part  from  the  whole);  "he 
  complained  about  the  subtraction  of  money  from  their 
  paychecks"  [syn:  {subtraction}]  [ant:  {addition}] 
  6:  the  act  of  reducing  the  selling  price  of  merchandise  [syn:  {discount}, 
  {price  reduction}] 




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