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Definition of deduction:

  1. Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
  2. Act or process of deducing or inferring.
  3. That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
  4. That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.

Synonyms:

implication, subtraction, concept, conditional relation, philosophy, minus, tax write-off, costing, concluding, reasoning, bank discount, capacity, introspection, opinion, reflection, illative, import, increase, demonstration, logical implication, eduction, addition, evidence, result, price reduction, entailment, proof, ideal, commitment, balance, forethought, idea, sequitur, allowance, backlog, batch, certainty, synthetic thinking, block, corollary, answer, consequence, tax deduction, faith, discount, soul-searching, amount, theory, illation, focus, deductive reasoning, significance, principle, belief, accumulation, discount rate, synthesis, allocation.

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