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deduction

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1  —as in:
deduction from the bill
Definition an amount subtracted from another amount
  • There was a 10 point deduction because the paper was late.
deduction = an amount subtracted from another amount
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • What will become of the tax deduction.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • deduction = amount subtracted
  • I got out my check-book and deducted four checks drawn since the first of the month, and discovered I had a balance of $1832.60.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • deducted = subtracted (from the previous balance)
  • Every two weeks, I'd get a small paycheck and notice the line where federal and state income taxes were deducted from my wages.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • deducted = subtracted
  • The city officials, who thought they were in charge of the project, were furious about the sums Tanimoto had deducted.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Emerson deducts from nature the doctrine of evolution.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He tells me what I can deduct on my income tax return.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • She'd been working here ever since and he never deducted the fee from her salary because he needed someone, he said, to listen to his jokes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 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.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • You can deduct him from the price.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove

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2  —as in:
logical deduction
Definition a logical conclusion; or reasoning from the general to the particular
  • Given what we know, it is the only logical deduction.
deduction = logical conclusion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Now, when you see that a young lady, otherwise neatly dressed, has come away from home with odd boots, half-buttoned, it is no great deduction to say that she came away in a hurry.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • deduction = logical conclusion
  • But I used my powers of deduction to determine that those were two separate kinds of white wine.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
deduction = logical reasoning

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