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deduction
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The Hobbit
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as in: deduction from the bill Define
an amount subtracted from another amount
  • Personally I am only too ready to consider all your claims carefully, and deduct what is right from the total before putting in my own claim.

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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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