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deduction Explained

deduction at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deduction at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C]
1 the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form: --Children will soon make deductions about the meaning of a word.//
2 the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away: --After deductions for tax etc, your salary is about [hA124]700 a month.//

déduction at French => English Of Explained:


deduction at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In logic, a type of inference distinguished by the fact that if the premises of the inference are all true, then the conclusion necessarily follows and hence is also true. This feature distinguishes deduction from induction. The above definition of deduction is hypothetical and speaks only about the formal relationship between the premises and the conclusion of a deduction; it does not imply that all the premises or the conclusion of any deduction must in fact be true. Thus, the following inference is deductive, even though the second premise and the conclusion are untrue: "No odd natural number is divisible without remainder by 2; 4 is an odd natural number; therefore, 4 is not divisible without remainder by 2."

deduction at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

175 Moby Thesaurus words for "deduction":
Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning,
a priori reasoning, abatement, ablation, abrasion, abridgment,
abstraction, accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation,
affinity, agio, alleviation, alliance, allowance, analysis,
approximation, assemblage, association, attenuation, bank discount,
bond, breakage, cash discount, chain discount, charge-off,
closeness, cogitation, combination, concession, conclusion,
connectedness, connection, consequence, consequent, consideration,
contemplation, contiguity, contraction, contrariety, corollary,
credit, cut, dampening, damping, dealings, decrease, decrement,
decrescence, deductive reasoning, deflation, deliberation,
demonstration, depreciation, depression, derivation, diminishment,
diminution, discount, discourse, discourse of reason,
discursive reason, disjunction, dockage, drawback, dying,
dying off, epagoge, erosion, extenuation, fade-out, filiation,
finding, generalization, homology, hypothesis and verification,
illation, induction, inductive reasoning, inference, intercourse,
intimacy, judgment, junction, kickback, languishment, lessening,
letup, liaison, link, linkage, linking, logical thought, lowering,
meditation, miniaturization, minus, mitigation, musing,
mutual attraction, nearness, particularization, penalty,
penalty clause, percentage, philosophical induction, philosophy,
pondering, premium, price reduction, price-cut, proof, propinquity,
proximity, purification, rapport, ratiocination, rationalism,
rationality, rationalization, rationalizing, reason,
reasonableness, reasoning, rebate, rebatement, reduction,
refinement, reflection, refund, relatedness, relation, relations,
relationship, relaxation, removal, result, rollback, rumination,
sagging, salvage, scaling down, sequitur, setoff, similarity,
simplicity, sophistry, specious reasoning, speculation, subduction,
sublation, subtraction, sweet reason, syllogism,
syllogistic reasoning, sympathy, synthesis, takeoff, taking away,
tare, thinking, tie, tie-in, time discount, trade discount, tret,
underselling, union, weakening, withdrawal, write-off

deduction at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Subtraction): subtraction, deduction, retrenchment, removal, withdrawal, ablation, abstraction, taking, mutilation, amputation, abscission, excision, recision, curtailment, removal, decrease, abrasion except for, excepting, with the exception of, barring, save, exclusive of, save and except, with a reservation, not counting.

[N] (Remainder): {Thing deducted}: decrement, discount, defect, loss, deduction, afterglow, waste, residue.

[N] (Reasoning): reasoning, rationalism, dialectics, induction, generalization, inquiry, argumentation, controversy, debate, polemics, contention, disputation, logic, thought, thinking, process of reasoning, deduction, induction, abduction, synthesis, analysis, argument.

[N] (Conclusion): result, conclusion, upshot, deduction, inference, moral, estimation, valuation, appreciation, adjudication, criticism, critique, judgment, finding, verdict, sentence, decree.

deduction at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U, C] the process of using information you have in order to understand a particular situation or to find the answer to a problem:
He arrived at the solution by a simple process of deduction. * If my deductions are correct, I can tell you who the killer was. * We can examine the bones of dinosaurs and make deductions about how they lived.
see also DEDUCE
compare INDUCTION (3)
2 [U, C] the process of taking an amount of sth, especially money, away from a total; the amount that is taken away:
deductions from your pay for tax, pension contributions, etc. * tax deductions

Deduction at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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.

4. That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement;
as, a deduction from the yearly rent.

Syn: See {Induction}.

deduction at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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 write-off}, {tax
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},
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}]

déduction at English (WD) Of Explained:

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