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deduction
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as in: deduction from the bill Define
an amount subtracted from another amount
  • The trembling clown replied that as he lived and by the oath he had sworn (though he had not sworn any) it was not so much; for there were to be taken into account and deducted three pairs of shoes he had given him, and a real for two blood-lettings when he was sick.
  • Item, I leave all my property absolutely to Antonia Quixana my niece, here present, after all has been deducted from the most available portion of it that may be required to satisfy the bequests I have made.

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  • There was a 10 point deduction because the paper was late.
  • What will become of the tax deduction.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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as in: deduction from the bill Define
an amount subtracted from another amount
as in: logical deduction Define
a logical conclusion; or reasoning from the general to the particular
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