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deduction
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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1  —1 use as in:
logical deduction
Definition
a logical conclusion; or reasoning from the general to the particular
  • 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.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (59% in)
deduction = logical conclusion
There are no more uses of "deduction" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • I am afraid, Holmes, that you are not very practical with your deductions and your inferences.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (60% in)
  • Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavey.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (11% in)
  • I could not help laughing at the ease with which he explained his process of deduction.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (12% in)
  • "We have got to the deductions and the inferences," said Lestrade, winking at me.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (59% in)
  • In the latter, as may be remembered, Sherlock Holmes was able, by winding up the dead man's watch, to prove that it had been wound up two hours before, and that therefore the deceased had gone to bed within that time—a deduction which was of the greatest importance in clearing up the case.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (5% in)
  • You see, Watson, our little deductions have suddenly assumed a much more important and less innocent aspect.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (36% in)
  • I had no keener pleasure than in following Holmes in his professional investigations, and in admiring the rapid deductions, as swift as intuitions, and yet always founded on a logical basis with which he unravelled the problems which were submitted to him.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (5% in)
  • ...that you have so far grasped this truth that in these little records of our cases which you have been good enough to draw up, and, I am bound to say, occasionally to embellish, you have given prominence not so much to the many causes célèbres and sensational trials in which I have figured but rather to those incidents which may have been trivial in themselves, but which have given room for those faculties of deduction and of logical synthesis which I have made my special province.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (1% in)
  • Pshaw, my dear fellow, what do the public, the great unobservant public, who could hardly tell a weaver by his tooth or a compositor by his left thumb, care about the finer shades of analysis and deduction!
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (7% in)

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