(?), n. [L. deductio: cf. F. dduction.] 1. Act or process of deducing or inferring.
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The deduction of one language from another.
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This process, by which from two statements we deduce a third, is called deduction.
J. R. Seely.
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2. Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
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3. That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
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Make fair deductions; see to what they mount.
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4. That which is or may be deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent in compensation for services; deductions from income in calculating income taxes.

Syn. -- See Induction.
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