Definition Of deduction


the action of deducting or subtracting something.

the dividend will be paid without deduction of tax

the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle.

the detective must uncover the murderer by deduction from facts

Example Of deduction

  • A small screen on the turnstile shows that the deduction has been made.

  • Albert is thus led to present a highly systematized theory of the forms of inference, which represents a major step forward in the medieval theory of logical deduction .

  • And it certainly seems to follow from the fact that this deduction is possible that I could not have done this thing.

  • Aristotle gave a system of logical deduction which was seen as the ultimate form for reasoning for many centuries.

  • Automatic bill payment eliminates overlooked bills and the deduction is automatic; there's no need to contact us each month.

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