Definitions for: Deduction


[n] the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
[n] the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
[n] reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
[n] something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
[n] an amount or percentage deducted
[n] a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: deductive reasoning, discount, discount, entailment, implication, price reduction, subtraction, synthesis, tax deduction

Antonyms: addition

See Also: abstract thought, adjustment, allowance, business deduction, decrease, decrease, diminution, diminution, illation, inference, logical thinking, reasoning, reduction, reduction, step-down, step-down, syllogism, tax benefit, tax break, trade discount, withholding

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