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Deduction

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
deduction (noun)
1.
a) an act of taking away - deduction of legitimate business expenses
b) something that is or may be subtracted - deductions from his taxable income
2.
a) the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning , specifically inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises - compare induction
b) a conclusion reached by logical deduction
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
deduction (noun)
1.
something that is or may be subtracted
SYNONYMS:
abatement, discount, reduction
RELATED WORDS:
giveback, kickback, rebate; dent, depreciation; decline, decrement, diminishment, diminution, drop, fall, loss; forfeit, forfeiture, penalty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accretion, accrual, augmentation, boost, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise; appreciation
accession, addition
deduction (noun)
2.
the act or an instance of taking away from a total
SYNONYMS:
deduction
RELATED WORDS:
discount, giveback, kickback, rebate; abatement, decline, decrement, detraction, diminishment, diminution, drop, fall, loss, reduction, shrinkage; curtailment, cut, cutback
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise; accretion, accrual, accumulation, addendum, appendix, augmentation, supplement, supplementation
accession, addition
deduction (noun)
3.
an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning
SYNONYMS:
consequence, deduction, determination, eduction, induction, inference, sequitur
RELATED WORDS:
decision, deliverance, diagnosis, judgment ( judgement), resolution, ruling, verdict; conjecture, guess, surmise; assumption, presumption, supposition
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