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The Definition of - deduction (noun)

    noun
    1.
    the act or process of deducting; subtraction.
    2.
    something that is or may be deducted:
    She took deductions for a home office and other business expenses from her taxes.
    3.
    the act or process of deducing.
    4.
    something that is deduced:
    His astute deduction was worthy of Sherlock Holmes.
    5.
    Logic.
    1. a process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
    2. a conclusion reached by this process.
      Compare induction (def 4).

Word Example of - deduction

    Example Sentences for deduction

    Every principle of science, every deduction of philosophy, is a tool.

    The 637Templars were charged with making this deduction when grounds for burning them were sought.

    The deduction is dangerous, but obvious, and I recommend it warmly to all who are about to be called to the Bar.

    To prove or disprove the induction, we must resort to deduction and experiment.

    Still, after every deduction for mere Laputian pedantry has been made, the balance of fruitful suggestion remains vast.

    Here, then, is a deduction which can be immediately submitted to experiment.

    The deduction of a Social Order from them was an accessory work.

    I hypothesised this deduction from the fact that they were quite utterly gone.

    I could not help laughing at the ease with which he, explained his process of deduction.

    I could not help laughing at the ease with which he explained his process of deduction.

Word Origin & History of - deduction

    Word Origin & History

    deduction late 15c., "action of deducting," from L. deductionem, noun of action from deducere (see deduce). Meaning "that which is deducted" is from 1540s.