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deduction
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The Fountainhead
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as in: deduction from the bill Define
an amount subtracted from another amount
  • Ralston Holcombe was now sixty-five, to which he added a few years, for the sake of his friends’ compliments on his wonderful physique; Mrs. Ralston Holcombe was forty-two, from which she deducted considerably.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Should you wish to make the inevitable deductions from this basic conception, you may come to conclusions of vast sociological importance.

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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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